Friday

Fundraiser for Australian Red Cross and WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc


'Joey' will be auctioned to try to raise money to donate to the Australian Red Cross and WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. - Australia's largest wildlife rescue organisation).
The auction starts on the 29th
Here’s a link to the auction event: .ONLINE AUCTION

Joey and Ulysses Butterflies

Title; Joey and Ulysses
Dimensions;  30 cm x 24 cm
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Materials;  Chinese inks, acrylic gold on water colour paper

The Story behind this painting;
My smooth haired Lurcher came to me from the K.W.W.S.P.C.A. nicknamed ‘Leo the Lunatic’. At that time we had a neighbour called Leo so that name couldn’t stay.
This new Lurcher was like a tornado, tearing around and completely wild. His giant leaps over the furniture reminded me of a deer so I renamed him Rudy. Then I met a serene and gentle Lurcher called Blue – and I borrowed that name, hoping some of these traits would transfer across.
About a year later, I saw a T.V. show about a man running a kangaroo sanctuary. I was transfixed by the baby ‘joey’ kangaroos.
Their pointed intelligent faces, boxing front paws, great muscled back legs and long tails used to balance were immediately familiar to me and I knew my Lutcher’s name is Joey! He has developed into a wonderful dog.

Sunday

Siamese Cat Client Response


Very happy to receive this from a client;

Sheena, oh my goodness, I just adore my Portrait of Hussein Mahony. I knew you would do a great job but this is something else. Immediately I saw it I thought 'Oh Gosh this is so my Hussein' but then the eyes, they completely draw you in and suddenly I am staring right into his very soul. It's just so special. I can't thank you enough. I'm trying to get a photograph of him posing beside it but he doesn't feel like it at the moment so it remains a work in progress, I will share once his lordship feels like it🙄😂💕.


Wednesday

New Years Dawn, 2020


I was woken by the movement of this dancing figure and birdsong in the first sunlight of 2020.

Happy New Year, New Decade and a new 12 year cycle beginning 25th January.
In
the days, months and years to come,

may you know great health, happiness and joy


Sunday

Siamese Cat Portrait





A portrait of a beautiful Siamese Cat. Depending on the light, daylight or mood lighting, the colours change. I used silver leaf behind the eyes - they glint in direct light.
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Chinese inks, silver leaf on canvas

Saturday

Siamese Cats @ Banner Books, Ennistymon, Co. Clare


A selection of my greeting cards and two studies of Siamese Cats are now available at Banner Books, Ennistymon, Co. Clare.Banner Books, Ennistymon
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3 The Square, Ennistymon, Co Clare
Phone: 065 707 1372  Email: books@bannerbooks.ie


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Feeling very grateful for a fab two day stay in the Banner County, drinking in deep breaths of Atlantic air from Liscannor Bay, buying gorgeous comb honey from the Rock Shop in Liscannor, watching the wonderful Swan Lake Ballet at Glor in Ennis, eating  brunch at the Little Fox Cafe, Ennistymon, enjoying dinner with friends at the Town Hall, Ennis and a million reasons to go back for another visit soon.




Saturday


Lyles Shoes in Portarlington are displaying my work for sale including some studies of this gorgeous Siamese cat, a view of the Hills of Clare from Galway Bay and a sleeping fairy.


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Sunday

Russborough House Candlelight walk


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Hats off to the organisers of the Candlelight Walk at Russborough House this evening in aid of St Mary’s Church and the Irish Cancer Society.



It was a magical experience, walking by candlelight, starlight and the occasional torch under the majestic trees in the parkland.  Just the right length and the tray bake from the van was yummm!  The Lurcher really enjoyed the experience too.
 

FULL MOON OVER ANNAGHMAKERRIG LAKE



Poem by Rosy Wilson, painting by Sheena Meagher

Monday

Ghost stories....



As part of a series of views of Trinity College, sold as prints in the Old Library Shop I created a painting of one of the pair of wrought iron spiral stairs in the Long Room. One of the Trinity staff members obligingly walked down the stairs while I sketched and photographed, to help me give the painting a sense of scale 
I brought the material I had gathered to the house in Co. Clare, placed the large canvas in the kitchen, hanging it on the wall just beside the door.  I closed the window shutters, lit a candle to evoke the atmosphere and set to work.  Lucy PepR, the dog preferred to spend her time in the front room, keeping an eye on passers by on the prom.

A few days into painting I was happy with the stairs, the bookshelves and gleaming gold gilded tomes.  I raised my paintbrush to bring in the figure of a Librarian on the stairs when the kitchen door suddenly  BURST open.  I SCREAMED in fright.   
Lucy PepR,  screamed back in fright ((she had come in for a drink of water – her dish was directly under the painting) My brush did a wobble connecting with the canvas.

I calmed the poor dog and turned to the painting.  

There, standing on the Spiral stairs was a ghostly figure, not descending the stairs but calmly reaching over the handrail towards the shelves for a book.  The feeling of fright was so real and authentic I left it exactly as it appeared.  You can just make it out at top left , under the word 'Bibliotheca'.