An elegant woman sits quietly at a table laid with a white linen cloth, bread and wine, she is not alone as a second glass of wine has been poured and there are two soup bowls on the table. She appears to be in a reflective mood .
This piece was inspired by a friend Isabelle from Paris, France whom I met and worked with in Berlin one summer . She is a tall beautiful woman and a wonderful model to sketch and paint.
This painting is featured on the cover of "The Married Woman" a novel by Fran O Brien, a Dublin based author. This bestselling novel published in 2005 has now gone in to a second edition ( in 2012 )and has raised money for a charity close to the author's heart which aims to establish a children's hospice in Ireland. The...
I live in beautiful Ireland ..I am inspired by mythology,memories, dreams, whimsical flights of fancy and by nature's beauty - with all it's related moods, My work is varied, sometimes abstract, often surreal. As well as painting and exhibiting, I run art weekends & creative workshops each summer at my studio; Bunbury Art Studio on the Carlow /Wicklow border in Ireland. I also tutor art in Europe; Italy/ Tuscany and France. See details on http://trudidoyle.blogspot.com
My work has been published as illustrations, book covers, has won prizes, awards and commissions and is in public and private collections in Ireland & throughout the world from New York to Hong Kong ( including Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley’s).Enough about me - enjoy...
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