March | Two Day | Portraiture | PJ Lynch


March | Two Day | Portraiture | PJ Lynch


Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March 2019

10am - 5pm

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About this workshop

This is the first of 2 workshops that PJ is facilitating here at the Schoolhouse for Art. (The 2nd will focus on Still Life ) .

As an illustrator, PJ continues to paint and draw regularly 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 people for this course and objects for his other. Artists will work hard, will learn techniques and theories, and, PJ promises, “ a lot of fun too”. The second image below is Mr Michael McWilliams, who has worked with the Schoolhouse for Art, looking good Michael!

About PJ


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 TravellerOnce 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

PJ Lynch has lectured on his own work, and on Art and Illustration at the National Gallery of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland and at the National Print Museum of Ireland, as well as at numerous conferences and colleges across the U.S.PJ Lynch was appointed the fourth Laureate na nÓg in May 2016

PJ lives in Dublin with his wife and three children.


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