At the end of this month, Saturday 29th September, I’ll be visiting Ireland once again as the guest of Annie Sloan distributor Twenty Six to host a demonstration day in the Rediscovery Centre in Dublin, a creative space devoted to connecting people, ideas and resources for greener living in Ireland. It sounds such an inspiring space, I can’t wait to visit!

The last time I was in Ireland I spent time with Margaret from Twenty Six and a whole host of super talented Annie Sloan stockists, so it will be lovely to catch up with old friends and also to teach some customers too as this one-off event is open to the public.

My intention is to show as many of my core furniture painting techniques as possible to help Ireland’s established painting community take their skills to the next level, so I will be demonstrating Wet Distress, Faded Grandeur, Industrial Rust and Verdigris using Saltwash, in addition to the super popular Faux Marble effect which has proved so popular as a free workshop in my online Painted Love Academy. If you haven’t tried it yet, just register here.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to see for yourself exactly what is involved, and ask any questions while I work, then I’d urge you to book tickets for yourself and your friends as soon as possible. We always have a lot of fun when like-minded creatives get together for these real life demo days, exchanging ideas, meeting useful contacts, if you paint furniture for a living, as well as making new friends and getting heaps of inspiration.

I’ll be  happy to sign any copies of Annie Sloan’s wonderful new bookazine The Colourist and of course, Margaret will have some available on the day for you to buy if you haven’t manage to get hold of your copy yet.

Now that the kids or grandchildren are heading back to school, it’s the perfect time to pick up your paintbrush again and do something for yourself!  Tickets for my first Dublin Masterclass are available right now and will include a special treat from me too which I will tell you about when I see you on 29th September.

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