About Marine Art Ireland


About Marine Art Ireland

Marine Art Ireland is dedicated to promoting the art of Seascape painting in Ireland.

As an island, Ireland is surrounded on all sides by ocean and sea, and this has had a profound influence on our character and on our history. On the one hand, in creating a sense of insularity from the outside world, and on the other, in providing the great sea roads which have carried Irish emigrants to all the corners of the earth.

I think there’s something deep within us all which responds to the sea, and sky. To stand on the Atlantic shores and look out over the crashing waves at the distant horizon is a transcendent experience, touching on the “Elemental”. The Infinite, the great Spirit which moves through all things, seems evident but just out of reach.

I’ve been painting the sea for about 25 years, trying to capture something of this elemental experience. I hope through this website to bring together other artists, who feel the same, and who’d like to share and develop their skills and experience. In my own paintings I’ve been influenced by many other artists, but particularly by E. John Robinson, and Byron Pickering, two great seascape artists and teachers. And of course, the great JMW Turner. Also, Turners contemporary, the great Russian seascape  artist Ivan Aivazovsky, and recent British painters such as Roy Cross, Stephen Dewes and Geoff Hunt.

As the website develops I plan to feature other seascape artists. I’d welcome contact from both Irish artists, and other artists who either paint or exhibit in Ireland. I’ll also provide links to useful resources for anyone interested in learning to paint seascapes.


All images and content on this website are protected under Irish and International Copyright law. All of the images on this site are for on-screen viewing only and may not be copied, downloaded, reproduced, printed, manipulated or used in any way without prior written permission.


Contact me.

Paul Douglas
September 2013

8 comments on “About Marine Art Ireland
  1. marguerite says:

    great website

  2. mrgaunt says:

    Thanks Marguerite.

  3. Jim Douglas says:

    Great idea Paul. Pictures look great even on my smartphone! Best wishes for the future for marineartireland.

  4. Lucy McEvoy says:

    Fantastic website Paul. Learn To Paint The Sea is inspiring me to get those paint brushes out. Best of luck with the new venture!

  5. Teresa Moran says:

    Hi there – I like the idea of marine artists getting together. I live in west cork and have painted seascapes of West cork, Donegal, Kerry, and abroad. Any events planned?
    Best regards

  6. Teresa Moran says:

    posting again as the website section didn’t come out correctly.

  7. Cheryle says:

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was entirely right.
    This post truly made my day. You can not imagine just how much time I had spent
    for this information! Thanks!

  8. john adams says:

    Great website Paul well done, here we go now onwards and upwards. Thank you.
    John Adams

1 Pings/Trackbacks for "About Marine Art Ireland"
  1. […] About Marine Art Ireland […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *