BALLINABOY STUDIO, CONNEMARA
Our Clifden studio has always been very popular with a waterlilly pond at the heart of its very sheltered garden. The setting is idyllic, with the Twelve Bens behind us, encircled by heathery bogs and glinting lakes. The Coral Strand is just a few minutes down the road. To our side, the Atlantic Ocean is fingered by rocky peninsulas sprinkled with a pattern of islands. No time need be wasted driving long distances to find subject matter. Ballinaboy Studio is right at the centre of the most paintable parts of Connemara. Weather, alas, is not always dependable so do pack some woollies, anorak, warm socks and sturdy shoes.