| || Purple Raven Art|
"Affordable original art, local & Irish quality crafts ,unusual gifts ideas, located in Delvin".
| ||OUR ARTISTS AT A GLANCE |
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.
| ||CRAFT WORK, CERAMICS & SCULPTURE |
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.
| ||SPIRITUAL & WELL-BEING |
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 is a taste of some of the range of items that we stock, including healing crystals, incense, sage smudge sticks, meditation c.d's, singing bowls, Angel cards & Angel figurines. We now offer Reiki Healing that can be booked through the gallery. We also hold regular Angel card readings. It's well worth calling in for a browse. We are far more than just a gallery!
| ||GIFT IDEAS |
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. You will find everything from original art pieces, once off sculpture pieces, stained glass, handmade jewellery, bog oak, customised dolls, speciality collectors chess boards, naughty fairies, & some very weird & wonderful gift items to suit even the quirkiest of people. From the person who has everything, to the person with very strange taste...and from the person who is artistic to the person who is spiritual to those who like luxury.....we will find you the perfect gift even if all you need is a bottle opener!
| ||REIKI HEALING |
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. It is based on the belief that universal energy (ki) flows through seven chakras in the body, and that it can become blocked. These blockages can cause mental or physical ill health.
- Reiki is a holistic therapy. This means that it doesn’t view symptoms or diseases in isolation. It looks at the entire body and the flow of energy throughout it.
- Reiki is not connected to any religion.
- Reiki is used to treat a wide variety of conditions, both mental and physical.
- Reiki works to relieve stress and to aid relaxation.
- You don't have to believe in Reiki for it to work
What to expect
- You are fully clothed during a Reiki session. You lie comfortably on a plinth while soft music is playing in the background. The treatment is done by the laying on of hands on a specific set of hand positions on the body. It can also be done a few inches above the body for those who may be uncomfortable with physical touch. Some people experience a sensation of heat in the areas being worked on. A full body Reiki treatment takes an hour. Usually people come away feeling incredibly chilled out.
- Benefits of Reiki
- It's very beneficial for stress reduction and relaxation.
- It can help to relieve pain.
- It can help re-energise you.
- It compliments standard medical therapies.
- It can act as a mental re-boot. Some people feel that it clears their minds.
- It is suitable for people of all ages and has been used successfully on animals
Reiki treatments can be booked through the gallery and will be carried out in a separate private treatment room. Please phone Hazel to arrange an appointment 044 9664723. If I cannot facilitate , I will put you in touch with another excellent healer who can provide a treatment.
| ||UNUSUAL GIFTWEAR |
I try hard to source giftwear that you won't find easily elsewhere, so that when you buy, you really are giving something different. There is something for every taste here.This is only a small example of what you'll find.
| ||FAIRY COLLECTION |
We have a range of hand painted collectors item fairies ,designed by Gothic UK artist Lisa Parker
| ||Brendan Leavy |
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
Recently Brendan picked up his pencils and charcoals
again and rekindled his love for sketching. He now wants to make art his number
one career choice. Since that he has been asked to do several commissioned
pieces and delights his clients with the end result.
Brendan’s art continues to go from strength to
| ||Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin |
Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin (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. He subsequently
undertook post-graduate study in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural
Studies in Dublin City University obtaining an MA (Hons) degree in
Communications and Cultural Studies
He currently works as a part-time lecturer in Language and
Cultural Identity, and Geopolitics at All Hallows College, in Intercultural Communication
at Champlain College, and in Aesthetics and History of Irish Art for Boston
University in Dublin while doing research on a database of Realist and Social
Realist art from around the world.
| ||Count Jonathan Von Baumann |
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.
He has recently started to design his own fashion jewellery pieces at very affordable prices as well as embellished tiles and plates that make wonderful gifts. Jonathan was one of the artists recently interviewed by Irish t.v in our gallery.
| ||Courtney Davis |
“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. Because he has licensed his work to so many, his work has become the equivalent of traditional folk songs, familiar and with a timeless quality.” Pat Fish
We are delighted to have some of Courtney's prints hare at the gallery.
| ||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. My passion for the natural world and for Art ensures a continual
exchange between these areas encompassing mosaics, paintings, photography,
mixed media and the design and production of gardens.
'Whatever you can do, or dream you can,
Boldness has genius power and magic in it.'
BA Hons Fine Art
Belfast College of Art 1987.
Solo exhibition 'Light up the Darkness' Clifford gallery, Larne Museum and Arts
Centre in 2008.
Show garden Urban Oasis and mosaic art at Bloom, Dublin
awarded Silver Gilt.
Show garden An Artist's Retreat Bloom and artwork, Dublin 2009
| ||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
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 |
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.
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 three years. Emma did a fourth
year, also in GMIT for her bachelor of Honours in Applied Design in Textiles.
She has always been interested in embroidery of all forms from the beginning of
her college career and in her last year of college she combined the techniques
of freestyle embroidery with batik paper to create large pieces of textile art.
pieces from her graduate collection entitled Ornamented, where sold to the OPW
in 2011 and are now part of the Irish state Art collection.
and practice is a combination of a number of traditional textiles techniques.
During her college years Emma studied the traditional techniques of textile
making which included embroidery, handmade paper with embellishments and batix
paper,traditional used for surface design and pattern making.
final year of college Emma was looking to nature to create surface textures and
pattern, her theme was the natural tattoo found in the reptile world. Using
projected images of her photographs Emma was able to create large scale images
of surface texture, that she was then able to embellish using a combination of
resist techniques combined with painting and drawing using a mixture of
mediums such as inks, fabric dye, minor foam (expandex for screen
printing) pencils, pens, markers and water based coloring pencils.
these painted images with freestyle embroidery using silk rayon
treads and embroidery wire, cutwork and appliqué, Emma was able to create
pieces of large delicate paper artwork.
years since leaving college Emma has continued using these techniques of
freestyle embroidery and batix paper to create her work, continuing to look to
nature and the world around her for inspiration.
| ||Hazel Revington-Cross |
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 . She applies oil paint using a knife sometimes leaving it inches proud of the canvas.
In 2010 she and Dave O'Shea jointly opened The Garden Gallery in Co. Westmeath. In 2014 they decided to expand further and Dave opened The Chimera Gallery in Mullingar, while Hazel changed the name of the existing gallery to Purple Raven Art and introduced high quality Irish craft workers to the gallery.
Hazel believes when an artist paints they are exposing a part of their soul. As proprietor of Purple Raven Art she encourages others to loose their fear and express this part of themselves.
Her work can also be found O'Farrell Gallery Port Chester New York.
| ||Heidi Wickham |
graduated from Bristol in 1989 and moved to Ireland, now living in Co. Sligo.
Her passion is charcoal drawing and in particular
Heidi welcomes commissions and is available to do
portraits of any animal you wish.
| ||Jason Robards |
|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. They are made in various sizes to suit adults and children. It's usually love at first site when people sit into one of these chairs.|
| ||Jean Doyle |
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. Since then she has been working as a full-time professional artist and curator and is currently Artist in Residence and Project Manager at Ranelagh Arts Centre in Dublin. In 0ctober (2012) she received an Arts Council award for travel and training which helped enable her to take part in a 6 week artist’s residency in Orissa, India as part of The RIACE International Arts and Cultural exchange programme. This led her to curate three successful exhibitions in her native Dublin featuring the traditional artwork of 51 Indian artists from the heritage village of Raghurajpur. This was the first time this work was exhibited outside of India.
| ||Jennifer Farley |
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. This year she is an executive board member of Illustrators Ireland. She teaches on a Web and Graphic Design course in Dublin and teach Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom. Jennifer has been teaching since 2002 She designs and sell illustrated T-shirts for kids and grown-ups. Jennifer has a masters degree in Design.
| ||Kevin Meehan |
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
His work cannot be pinned down to any one genre. From
still life to surrealism Kevin shows he has many ways of telling a story.
| ||Lindsay Bray |
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
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 him to capture this in
his paintings and drawings.
Since exhibiting in 2008 Morgan has received much interest in
his work and now his work can be found in collections around Ireland, Europe
and the USA.
Morgan is now teaching art.
| ||Oisin metal art |
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. Working with rustic slate, copper, aluminium, stone and bog oak, Gerry sculpts original elegant designs that have an earthy Irish character.
Every piece is lovingly crafted, making wonderful unique handmade gifts. Commissioned pieces and bespoke designs are made to order and can be shipped anywhere in the World.
| ||Patsy Preston |
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. If you go to festivals you will most likely come across some of Patsy's incredible installations.
| ||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. Music
writing and performing was always my first love but eventually I discovered a
passion for photography when I acquired my first DSLR camera in 2009. I live in
the maelstrom of an urban centre and within it, the human condition, but my
love of Nature drives me most in terms of finding and preserving images. I
remain a humble student of this amazing art form, still learning, and am very
pleased to share the visuals that move me in so many different ways.
| ||Roisin Duffy |
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. Working in acrylic on canvas, colour and balance are the most important aspects of her paintings. Her subject matter is the ordinary and the mundane things which are common to us all – home, family, personal relationships, and the connections people have to one another, be it friends, family or total strangers.
| ||Seamus Tuohy |
Seamus is a local landscape painter who has returned home after many years living abroad. His paintings are of instantly recognisable local scenes.
| ||Stephen Revington |
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. These pieces can be especially commissioned to suit a particular person. All you need is an idea of their hobby or interest and a piece can be designed especially for you. Here are an example of some of the ideas so far! They range in price depending on the detail, but the average price is €35
| ||Theresa McCoy |
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."My love of painting started very young and my parents were both gifted in their own way with art and craft and encouraged me to paint.
I am presently living near Drumcree bog where flora and fauna are all around for inspiration".
| ||Wildlife photography |
Images of our country's beautiful wildlife captured locally by Hazel Revington-Cross are available through the gallery.
Purple Raven Art, Crowenstown, Delvin, Co.Westmeath Tel + 353 (0)44 9664723
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