Shevaun Doherty, award winning botanical artist, will be drawing live at Mannings Emporium in Ballylickey…
A botanical art demonstration by Dublin artist Shevaun Doherty will be held at Mannings Emporium in Ballylickey. Come see for yourself what it looks and feels like to see botanical art being created before your very eyes!
This is a free event from 5pm to 6pm. No bookings are needed, but you might like to book a table for Tapas there afterwards. (The Ellen Fest Team have already done so!) Mannings is known for it’s delicious tapas boards filled with local meats, cheeses, and small bites. To book a table call +353 (0)27 50456. This is a small venue so to guarantee a seat it is advised to call ahead.
This event is funded by a Cork County Council Arts Grant and is part of the annual Ellen Hutchins Festival.
More about Shevaun Doherty
“I am a botanical artist, natural history illustrator and art tutor living in Dublin. I’m very inspired by the natural world and enjoy the quiet meditation that painting from nature brings. I paint from life, usually plants and seeds that I have collected on my travels, but the occasional bug or feather gets painted too. I love the challenge of trying to capture all the tiny details and colours.
I paint the things that capture my interest. Sometimes it’s the beauty of an object that draws me, but often my art begins with an interesting story. The challenge then is how to reveal the hidden beauty. Teaching helps me share my passion. If you are interested in knowing more about my classes, please get in touch with me here.”
More about Mannings Emporium
This café-delicatassen has been in the Mannings family for over 70 years, evolving over that time from a post office and convenience store to what it is today: a gourmet shop renowned for its high quality local produce, fine wines and excellent service.
More about the Festival
Ellen Hutchins was Ireland’s first female botanist. Born in Ballylickey in County Cork, she specialised in lichens, mosses, liverworts & seaweeds. This festival celebrates her life, discoveries, and work. Now an annual event, the festival includes walks with botanists, talks, exhibitions, children’s events, and a very special seaweed event on Whiddy Island.