HARRY Durdin Robertson, (born Wexford, 1985) is a figurative artist who trained at a classical art academy in Florence, Italy from 2005-2010 where he learned portraiture and still-life painting as well as sculpture.

He now primarily works between London and Ireland where he continues to develop his paintings, with an enduring passion for exploring form and colour, originally inspired by the landscapes and woodlands of Clonegal and Bunclody.


He exhibits regularly with the Oriel Gallery in Dublin and most recently at the Royal Academy of Arts summer exhibition in London.


He paints a broad range of work including animal subjects such as dogs, bulls and horses and enjoys the challenge of capturing the character of the animal.

He is available for commissions and will have a range of small paintings on a variety of subjects available to purchase in the run up to Christmas.

The best place for viewing Harry’s works is Instagram (@hdurdinr), or search for Harry Durdin Robertson on Facebook or visiting www.durdinrobertson.com.

For commissions please visit the website or email hdurdinr@gmail.com.

Capturing the horse from life

SIMON Carman’s work is a combination of anatomical precision combined with a loose style which can only be achieved by drawing the horse from life.

Renowned for his sculpture, he carved the monumental stone portrait of Invincible Spirit at the Irish National Stud. Simon also makes large-scale oil paintings rich in colour and movement. His sister rides racehorses and runs Equine Eye Photography and he has several horses with his wife, an equine therapist and journalist, from which he draws daily inspiration. This Christmas he will welcome home a new muse, a beautiful bay Teofilo mare.


Simon Carman has been commissioned to draw, paint and sculpt some of Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds and sports horses including Invincible Spirit, MHS Going Global, Celtic Hero BZ, Parco, Rock n Roll Ter Putte, Tolan R and Cobra 18. Commissions in any medium welcome.

Email: artfabricate@gmail.com /Insta: simoncarmansculpture

Fizzing offer from Fitzgerald

LONG established and popular artist John Fitzgerald has recently held a major exhibition of his painting and sculpture Moving Through at the Wilton Gallery in Sandycove.

“I have been going in a totally different direction,” John told The Irish Field. “I have been working on my style and aiming for a more loosened-up approach, more impressionistic. I’m not zoning in on the obvious, like the sky or landscape, but focussing on subjects –the horse and jockey. I’m always striving to capture the dynamism of the animals moving at speed.”

John is raring to go with new commissions and has a special offer in mind for all those happy winning owners around the country. “Yes,” John explained. “Why not have your winner painted by me and if you commission me before December 11th, I will provide free framing.”

He’s sharpening his brushes!

www. johnfitzgeraldart.ie, mobile 086 2567797.

Twin passions of art and wildlife

TRAINED in London and Paris, Kilkenny artist Caroline Murphy has made award-winning jewellery, creates ceramics and sculpts bronzes. She has exhibited in Ireland, England, France and America, and her work features in private collections around the world. Caroline’s twin passions for art and wildlife are reflected in her sculptures, many of which are commissions, everything ranging from a single bronze woodcock, snarling bronze foxes, red partridges, eagles in flight, falcon candlesticks, and a charging bronze ram.

Caroline works swiftly and accurately to interpret her client’s wishes and produces work of classical quality.

www. carolinecouchmanbronzes.com, tinnakeenly@gmail.com, 059 9773706.

A treasure trove of art and craft

IF in terror about choosing some special Christmas gifts turn to the website of I am of Ireland, now in its ninth year, which specialises in high quality Irish craft, fine art and traditional Irish furniture available either online or from the gallery just outside Youghal.


Nine years ago, when the website launched, children’s jumpers made from 100% Donegal wool (€45) were one of the most popular gifts. These are still available all these years later.

I am of Ireland has diversified a great deal since then and now offers a carefully curated edit of Irish fine art to include work by Ciara Gormley, Maurice Quillinan and Elizabeth Cope. In addition, it has recently added the work of Max Brosi a wood sculptor who headlined the portfolio exhibition at Doneraile House this year. I am of Ireland welcomes visitors both to its online shop and gallery outside Youghal. Should you be planning a gallery visit it is recommended that you make an appointment first.

Please give Emma a call on 087 7997317.

Ballycrompane, Clashmore, Co Waterford P36 NH61