Purple...Artist directory :: Purple Raven Art
A small intimate gallery in a rural setting, that specialises in original affordable art, local quality crafts, unusual gift items, holistic & spiritual supplies.
'Purple Raven Art' was once called 'The Garden Gallery', when it was first opened in 2010 and located at the back of a garden centre in Crowenstown, Delvin. The decision was made to close the garden centre towards the end of 2013 and concentrate solely on the art gallery, which rightly deserved to have all the attention.
Hazel Revington-Cross is an artist herself who understands that when an artist exhibits their work they bare a part of their soul. She had a huge amount of encouragement to bare hers and she never looked back! She will continue to pass on this encouragement to others.
Purple Raven Art will specialise in unique, affordable, original art, local and Irish quality craft, a broad range of spiritual supplies &unusual gift ideas. We organise...
| ||This is a quick view of our artists, with just one image for each artist, to give you an idea of what we have in the gallery.
| ||The gallery stocks a selection of local &Irish craft. This includes hand thrown pottery, jewellery, hand made cards, textile art, mosaics, hand knits, crochet, stained glass &much more. We also have a range of gift wear at very affordable prices.|
| ||I believe art comes from the soul and that when an artist creates they are bearing a part of their soul to the world. Creating art can be deeply spiritual and can be a very therapeutic experience. I have always had a huge interest in spirituality and holistic well-being.|
| ||Here are some of our wonderful gift ideas. This is only a small taste of what we have in the gallery. There is something here for every budget and taste, from stocking fillers to your main gift for someone, or for yourself.|
| ||Reiki is a type of complementary medicine. It has been around for nearly a hundred years and is a very popular form of healing. Reiki aims to unblock stagnant or negative energy in the body.|
| ||I try hard to source giftwear that you won't find easily elsewhere, so that when you buy, you really are giving something different.|
| ||We have a range of hand painted collectors item fairies ,designed by Gothic UK artist Lisa Parker |
| ||Brendan Leavy, living in Co. Meath, is one of our local artists, totally self- taught, available to do commissions, working from a photograph of your favourite animal, child or loved one. He at a young age was offered a place in Art College but turned it down and perused other interests instead.|
| ||Caoimhghin ÓCroidheáin (pronounced Kee-veen O Cree-awn) is an Irish artist who has exhibited widely around Ireland. His work consists of drawings and paintings and features cityscapes of Dublin, images based on Irish history and other work with social/political themes.
Caoimhghin studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin where he obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art.|
| ||Jonathan has been with us in the gallery from the start. He had a background in fashion design and worked in his parents jewellery shop at a young age and the influence shows in his beautiful work. Each piece Jonathan creates is a unique design.|
| ||“For everyone involved in the current renaissance of Celtic art, Courtney Davis is our inspirational grandfather. With his ubiquitous fine art designs reproduced on all manner of New Age kitsch, his career has served to awaken an entire generation to the glories of Celtic art. His prodigious output of 50 books has made him a legend in his time.|
| ||Dawn Aston
Born in Belfast.I live near the Co Antrim Coast and this is the most beautiful place to walk in &be inspired by.
For me art is an exploration, a journey that takes me through different mediums and processes.|
| ||Elaine Clyne
Elaine Clyne is one of our local artists, living and working in Killucan Co.Westmeath.
She is a self-taught artist working mainly with acrylics.
Elaine is inspired by nature and scenes from everyday country living. Having once worked in a vetinary clinic she has a particular interest in painting animals.
She has her own unique style and is creative with her colour pallet which she applies to the subject, leaving her work very vibrant and recognisable.|
| ||Emma Noonan Textile Artist and Designer. Emma Noonan is a Textile Artist, living in the sleepy village of Delvin, Co. Westmeath. Originally from Dublin Emma’s family moved to the Heritage town of Trim Co, Meath when Emma was just 13. From a very young age Emma always had a keen interest in art and after secondary school she began her college career in BCFE studying for a Higher National Diploma in Fiber Art, from there Emma went to GMIT Galway and studied for her Ordinary Degree in Fine Art &Design for...|
| ||Hazel is a self taught artist living and working in Co. Westmeath in Ireland. She is inspired by people places and stories she is told, that touch her heart and leave a mark .|
| || Heidi Wickham graduated from Bristol in 1989 and moved to Ireland, now living in Co. Sligo.
Her passion is charcoal drawing and in particular drawing animals.
Heidi welcomes commissions and is available to do portraits of any animal you wish.|
| ||Nature inspired, stunning chairs, handmade by Jason the old fashioned way using only hand tools and finishing them off with bees wax. Each piece is unique and are made using a combination of woods such as birch, beech, ash and hazel. They are very comfortable to sit in and are a wonderful addition to any home.|
| ||Jean Doyle is a visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds an honours degree in Fine Art (Painting) from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2007). Doyle has also studied Fine Art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna, Italy.|
| ||Jennifer Farley is an illustrator and graphic designer living in Ireland. She loves illustrating pictures for children. Jennifer is a member of illustrators Ireland – the Irish Association for professional illustrators.|
| ||Kevin Meehan is one of our local artists from Mullingar Co Westmeath. Kevin is a self taught artist and works mainly in oils. He began exhibiting his still life paintings with the gallery when it opened in 2010.
His work cannot be pinned down to any one genre.|
| ||Lindsay creates pieces of original art made from pebbles and pieces of wood found in the environment where she lives. Priced between €35 and €45 they make lovely gifts and are so affordable.|
| ||Morgan Gibbs
Morgan is completely self taught artist and because of the high quality finish on his pencil drawings received many commissions all by word of mouth.
He began using oils in 2008 and never looked back.
One of Morgan's passions and subsequent inspirations for his paintings comes from his love of wildlife.
Morgan has been lucky enough to have visited and photographed all seven continents and has seen all of his subjects in their natural habitats, which gives him a unique insight and allows...|
| ||Gerry Hesnan takes inspiration from his days as an aeronautical engineer at Aer Lingus. There he developed a love for metalwork and a reverence for design, which would lead him to found Oisin Metal Art . Materials are natural, locally sourced and recycled, such as the bog oak from Killahea bog.|
| ||Born in Belfast Patsy is now working in Westmeath .Patsy is a Visual Artist working in a wide range of mediums, from traditional paint, to mosaics and recycled materials.|
| ||Rick Tyrrell
I have spent most of my life in two vastly differing locations. I lived my youth in the Toronto area, moved to a small town on the shores of lake Huron for a decade through my teens and early twenties, and returned to the big city in 1987 to pursue music as a dream come career. Fame eluded me but was never my barometer of success.|
| ||Born in Co. Cavan and now living in Co. Monaghan, Irish artist and poet Roisin Duffy uses her paintings and accompanying poetry to portray her unique view of the world.|
| ||Seamus is a local landscape painter who has returned home after many years living abroad. His paintings are of instantly recognisable local scenes.|
| ||Hand made stick people. One night while this man couldn't sleep he dreamt up an idea and the next day he got up and made it. Every night there was a new idea and everyday he created it.|
| ||Theresa McCoy is one of our local artists, living in Westmeath. She paints using oils on old roof slates. Theresa also does a range of small humours signs on slate and wood, making ideal gifts at very affordable prices.|
| ||Images of our country's beautiful wildlife captured locally by Hazel Revington-Cross are available through the gallery. |
BlogOur T.V. interviewThis is the link to T.V. feature done on our gallery.
Up and coming workshops & events
Workshops &Event Dates Here you can find details of some of the workshops and events coming up.
The groups are kept small for all of our workshops to enable everyone to receive one to one tuition and that your experience is a truly positive one.
The day after the night before
'Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate' - Exhibition by Hazel Revington-Cross My phone was hopping yesterday evening with texts saying sorry I can't make it so I was a bag of nerves by 7 o'clock wondering would anyone be there. Well as it turned out it was packed to the gills and the best part was there were so many new faces who had never been at one of our nights before and they had a brilliant time. An unbelievable amount of food was dropped off for the Simon Community.
Self Hypnosis workshop
Hypnosis workshop –Saturday 17 th Of October
Sharon O'Farrell, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist. MSc and current PhD candidate. She has over 10 years of experience in conducting individual hypnosis sessions, delivering group sessions, and teaching workshops as well as corporate wellness programs in the New York area and Ireland.
Location: Purple Raven Art Gallery
Time: 9.30am start.
Some gorgeous new stock has arrived in
In the past two weeks we have had some beautiful new work arriving to the gallery. Cyril Moran our local wood turner was in stocking the shelves with some really stunning pieces all made from native wood, ranging from Beech, Ash, Sycamore, Yew &Elm. Rhoda O'Dare was in with her beautiful hand knits.