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Irish Scenes by Kate Bedell

Kate Bedell
Painting the Irish Landscape in Watercolour



I am an Irish Artist and have been painting in Watercolours for over 30 years. I love to work in a loose impressionist style and add details with splashes of colour.

My watercolour box comes with me everywhere I go, and I sketch 'en plein air' when the weather is good. The scenes I paint are loose and atmospheric. I sometimes frame these just the way they are, but usually I do more careful finished pieces back in my studio.




I have exhibited in the Royal Hibernian Academy Summer Show in Ireland and the Mall Galleries in London as part of the exhibiting contestants for the Channel 4 Programme, “Watercolour Challenge".

In 2000 I moved to India with my family for 7 years, painting a series of exhibitions of Indian Women and held several solo shows, as well as teaching in two international schools. I  missed the soft Irish landscapes, but took the opportunity to paint the intense colours of India through depicting its lovely sari-clad women. This in itself led to an explosion of colour, texture and pattern in my work which resulted in some unique still life paintings. You can see these over on my website Tapestry of Dreams



Client Reviews

It was really so lovely to meet you at the Haddington. We just loved that Hotel.... and our little tour with you so added to our enjoyment of our visit.
We took your tip for a visit to ‘Bang’ .. and had a wonderful leisurely lunch there before perusing the shops and a bar or two! Quite a day!
We ate at the Hotel the next night which was perfect... and that was after we had taken the Dart to Howth for a day trip.. I wanted to see the place where you had painted my ‘new’ acquisition! It was such a quaint spot and we loved the feel of the place and of course the fish ‘chowder’ certainly helped to keep the cold out!
Thank you Kate so very much for taking the time and trouble to bring your paintings and prints for me to choose from and for making the whole experience so special and memorable.
I am very pleased with my new painting and can’t wait to put it in its new place.
— Catherine H. UK