FEATURED ARTISTFEBRUARY 10, 2017GUEST DOODLEWASH: Memories In WatercolourMy name is Dermot Brennan and I’m from the Republic of Ireland (follow me on Facebook, Google+, and visit my website!). I started painting as a child and have never stopped. My first experiences with art were with the pencil and years of drawing of which I was constantly doing , I felt driven to draw anything and everything. I think it’s essential that one can draw well before attempting to paint.
I became obsessed with watercolour after reading a small book by John Blockley. It was and still can be a most frustrating but totally addictive medium ; years of constant brush work and I finally started to realise ‘I’m not bad at this.’ The real test being putting your work out there, which I did by hanging my work in an outdoor gallery in Merrion Square, Dublin , I also took part in people's art in Stephens green had several one man shows .
I have written articles for the prestigious Artist magazine and continue to do so , I'm happy to say I have paintings in collections worldwide .
From there, I got spotted by one of Ireland’s top galleries, Carton house, and shortly after Gallery 23 in Dublin, which is now selling two of my limited editions and soon to be more. I’m mostly self taught but exhibit with some of best over here, so I’m never short of sharing ideas, opinions, and processes with others and hearing from them in exchange.
I paint a lot of material from memory as I’m blessed with a fairly good visual one. I’m interested in big shapes and strong colour to make an impactful statement and will do several thumbnail drawings to get the shapes right in my head before I paint the image
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Selection of watercolours