Medium: Oils on Canvas Board, using knife
Unframed size: 41.5 x 61.5cm 20″ x 24″
I LOVE this painting – it is from an inspirational photo I saw on a website. I loved the colour of the door, half open inviting you in; the flowers and colours. I made it my own by changing the doorway surroundings and flowers. I have found I love painting doorways and gateways.
My first door I ever painted was when I was about 8years old putting undercoat on my Granny’s back door, I was terribly disappointed when the top coat had to go on over my hard work. My late Dad used to custom make gates in wrought iron until a pacemaker put a stop to all that. Now I will pay homage to them both every time I paint either one.
Hi, my name is Leonora Reilly and I am an Irish artist living in Ireland. Using oils, I paint landscapes, local scenes and images which move me.
I work full time and am a mum of now 3 adults, trying to balance my love of painting with a busy family life. After a career break when the kids were young – I am trying to follow my heart and love of art. My ultimate goal to paint full time and sell my art to people who feel the same as I do – would be a dream come true.
In June 2019, I participated in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in the Wild Card competition and in July 2020 took part in the Dublin Plein Air Festival painting out in various venues.
I hope you enjoy having a look at my work and please feel free to email or message me if you wish to ask me anything.. email@example.com or @LeonoraArt