Claire Falconer – Fine Art

Irish Painter & Filmmaker



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Blackthorn on the little road home

I drive past this bend on the back road home all the time but it was only when I walked it one day that I noticed this lovely line of trees. Today I stood and sketched them to try and capture their energy from life, to then finish in the studio. Amazing to me how […]

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May Day at the Creek 

Celtic Beltane festival today. Summer is here. There is a beautiful viewpoint in Rossnowlagh which looks over the wild atlantic to the beach and beyond to the hazy blue Donegal mountains. I’ve done small studies of it in the past and this week was drawn there again. The golden gorse is in full bloom and […]

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Yeats. The lovers, waves and fishes.

I returned to the studio this week and knew I had to paint. It was bubbling up in me, a mystical air. I sat at the easel and asked for insight. Where is the little book of Yeats’ poetry? I smiled, knowing I would find what I needed. There was, unsurprisingly, a page double marked […]

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Royal Ulster Academy Intaglio Printmaking

RUA Printmakimg play day 🙂 I felt that I’d returned to childhood bliss as fingers (and noses ) grubbed up with ink and new discoveries came fast. The intaglio technique was a magical revelation to me. Penny Brewill was a buoyant, gentle, remarkable teacher. I chose to work on a cosmos image from memory.  Some months […]

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February Current Energies

After working for some months on studies for a commission, I began to feel distanced from my instincts. I sat down at the easel asking my subconscious where it was and three hours later stopped to see that a new, freer, playful expression was emerging – a significant turning point. All of the experimentation has […]

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Rainy day Sea Studies

A quiet afternoon indoors and time to work on sketches of the Wild Atlantic coast of Donegal. Some of these will become paintings and some are complete just as they are! These studies are in a variety of media; charcoal, ink, chalk, oil pastel and paint.

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Sky Portrait Artist Season 3 episode 5

I submitted a Donegal Self Portrait to the Sky Portrait Artist of the year award and was selected to feature in Season 3 of the show which filmed at the Wallace Collection Museum in central London. Somewhere under four hours were allowed to paint a surprise sitter, the vibrant and lovely singer Katie Kissoon. A […]

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May and Roses in bloom

There are many wondrous little cottages near where I live with wild roses clambering through hedgerows and over stone walls with mossy softened edges. Remains of once meticulously tended gardens. The older the rose, the more perfumed. One lady I know lovingly tends a present day secret garden and teaches me all about these pre […]

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Irish TV.ie visit the studio

https://vimeo.com/155121851 Local Fermanagh journalist Brian Og Gallagher interviewed me for Irish TV.

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BBC Town Series come to my studio

BBC’s ‘Town’ Series with Nicholas Crane came to visit my studio recently. View at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019yfr3 Prepare for every game with NFL tailgating gear DICK’S Sporting Minnesota Vikings jerseys Goods offers a wide range of coolers, chairs, stadium baggage and footballs to toss Denver Broncos jerseys round within the stadium parking zone or your backyard. From the […]

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