As an illustrator, PJ continues to paint and draw regularly still life objects and scenes and situations, and from life as a way of keeping his skills honed, however, in recent years he has painted and drawn more and more just for the challenge, and for the sheer love of it. He wishes to share the passion for representational art with the artists who join his course.
Artists will paint in oils and draw in charcoal, and the subjects will be and object or objects. Artists will work hard, will learn techniques and theories, and, PJ promises, “ a lot of fun too”.
PJ Lynch is a renowned artist and probably does not require introduction! He was born in Belfast, and became interested in art at an early age. He has worked as a children’s book illustrator for over 30 years, illustrating over twenty books, including modern editions of classic books such as Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.
He has won many awards for his work as a book illustrator including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal which he has won on two occasions and the Christopher Medal three times.In recent years PJ has been commissioned to design posters for Opera Ireland and the Abbey Theatre. Recent titles include Mysterious Traveller, Once Upon a Place, which was compiled by Eoin Colfer as Laureate na nÓg, and The Boy who Fell off the Mayflower, which is the first book PJ has also written. One of PJ ‘s most recent projects was Patrick and the President written by Ryan Tubridy and set during the period when President Kennedy returned to his ancestral home in 1963.
Dates: Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th, March 2019
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry
Still life 2 day workshop with PJ Lynch this March at The Schoolhouse for Art.