What Do You See? Let’s Explore the artwork of Susan Sex.

The Old Peach House, Malahide Castle’ by Fingal artist Susan Sex.

Fingal Arts Office recently Celebrated 25 Years of Collecting Art! Over the next few days we will share an artwork from this amazing collection with you and invite you to respond with your own masterpieces. Ideal for all ages and abilities, you might like to focus on developing your drawing or painting skills by recreating the artwork you see, or you might prefer to focus on a small detail to get started and then let your imagination run wild to create your very own original piece in response. The choice is yours! All we ask is that you share your finished artwork for us all to see and enjoy. This way we stay together and connected through art.

Summer time calls us to look again at the beautiful colours, patterns and rhythms found in nature. Today we’re delighted to share ‘The Old Peach House, Malahide Castle’ by Fingal artist Susan Sex. A watercolour on paper, it was commissioned by Fingal County Council in 2018. Susan is a botanical artist and has studied plants and their habitats for many years. What kind of plants can you find at home and in your surrounding environment? You might find a houseplant, an outdoor shrub, a wild flower. You might even find a plant in your fridge! Whatever you discover, study the detail, the colour, the shape, the texture. What does it smell like? How does it feel? Using your senses - sight, smell, sound, touch, what other information can you gather? Then create your own artwork in response to Susan’s painting using any materials you can find at home and share it with friends, family and Fingal County Council.