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Barry Dawkes

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I started painting in Pastels three years ago after being inspired by the paintings of Norfolk artist, Tony Garner. Armed with a box of pastels and an instruction book, I taught myself how to paint in pastels. Within three months I had sold my first two pastel paintings and within twelve months, I had applied and been accepted as a full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland, and have exhibited in their last two National Exhibitions.


My paintings depict the beauty and variety of the West Cork landscape, and my particular love of water and boats are a constant theme running through many of my paintings.


I enjoy promoting and encouraging pastel painting through weekend courses I run under the name of West Cork Watercolour, for both beginners and improvers.


For details of this year's courses, visit my website at



or call 028-36828 to request a brochure. Autumn Colours