Due to Covid-19 we have moved all our classes online.

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The Irish School of Landscape Painting, founded in 1957 by Kenneth and Joan Webb, specialises in bringing each student to recognise and understand their own innate talent through these painting classes.   

The Irish School of Landscape Painting offers tuition, with demonstrations and lessons in oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolours, gouache, pastels and in drawing.  All basic techniques, traditional methods, and even modern explorations are covered.  Invaluable lessons on composition/design are explained in easy to follow steps. Over the years, we have perfected a method and style that suits the wide range of artists that attend our courses and have made what seems complex an easy step by step process students can follow, whether their subject be indoor or outdoor, whether their style is modern or traditional, abstract or academic.  The essential elements of sound foundations, good tonal control, the secrets of colour and the excitement of texture, all our covered in our classes suitable for the absolute beginner to the most professional of artists.

The Irish School of Landscape Painting has three centres, each with fully equipped studios in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ashford, Co. Wicklow and near Clifden in Connemara.  All have beautiful, varied and convenient outdoor painting sites each suiting different weather conditions.  Holiday classes in these centres are a treat as little time is wasted either travelling to a site or sheltering from poor weather. 

The IRISH SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING has closed all of its centres due to the COVID-19 crisis.  However, fear not, as we are now LIVE-STREAMING every Tuesday morning from 11.30am – 1.30pm.


Kenneth Webb, ATD (Hons), RWA, FRSA.
Internationally known artist Kenneth Webb is represented in Ireland by the Kenny Gallery, Galway and in the U.K. by Gladwell & Patterson’s, Knightsbridge, London
In 1953 he was appointed Head of the Painting School, Ulster College of Art. In 1957 he founded the Irish School of Landscape Painting and has since lectured for Queen’s University Belfast, and in the Tate Gallery, and National Gallery, London.
Publications include “Kenneth Webb” (1974) Shenval Press, London, and “Webb, a Profile” by Thomas Kenny (1990). An inspiring teacher, many of his past pupils are members of professional bodies, RHA, RUA, etc.. He now spends less time teaching and is a visiting Tutor at the Irish School of Landscape Painting.

Click here to view Kenneth Webb’s gallery
Susan Webb, DA.

Click here to view Susan Webb’s gallery 
Born in Newtownards, Co. Down, 1962, daughter of well known artists Kenneth Webb and Joan Webb. Exhibited with a group of Irish artists in the Mall Galleries, London, 1978. She now exhibits at the James Gallery, Dalkey and Dublin; and the Kenny Gallery, Galway. She is involved with the Equestrian Society of Artists, won the prestigious “Spirit of Galway” award for one of her fine equestrian paintings, and has shown with the Oireachtas, the Society of Women Artists, and runs solo exhibitions in Ireland and the U.K.
Susan has contributed to an Arts Council sponsored tour of America. She now runs the Irish School of Landscape Painting, started by her father 40 years ago. She is an excellent teacher, sharing valuable expertise in many disciplines, with her students. A skill that was invaluable during her work with the Watercolour Challenge programme shown on Channel 4 during 1999.


Currently the Irish School of Landscape Painting has permament studios in Ashford, Co. Wicklow, also in Ballsbridge, Dublin as well as Ballinaboy Studio near to Clifden, Connemara.  This gives students a wide range of scenery to choose from when they book for plein air painting classes.  The lush fields, wooded valleys and tumbling streams of Co. Wicklow, along with both the Dublin and Wicklow Mountain ranges all within 40 minutes easy drive of Ashford, and the re-known Mount Usher Gardens actually in the village, to the open bogs and wild Atlantic Way of Connemara (Ballinaboy Studio is only two miles away from the magic Coral Strand and half a mile from the Marconi Bog where Alcock and Brown crash landed a century ago), or the cityscapes, parks, canals and strands of South Dublin.   

Each studio is fully equipped with art supplies, easels, stool, everything that is needed for a complete painting experience.  The studios are always available in case of inclement (or un-enticing) weather.  The Ashford Studio is set within 12 acres of private woodland and garden, running alongside the River Vartry, just a mile upstream from the Mount Usher Gardens. The Connemara studio is set in an enclosed one acre garden sheltering behind high walls, bursting with specially laid out flower beds and paths, with a pond at its centre.  It has been the summer retreat of Kenneth Webb for decades and has inspired most of his amazing garden paintings. His garden is like a jewel set into the surrounding blanket bog.  The beautiful coast-line running to Roundstone past the Coral Strand and Dogs Bay lies at the garden gate. No time need be wasted travelling to truly awesome painting sites.  They surround the studios. Whilst the Dublin studio is located in a very quiet cul-de-sac just off the Merrion Road, five minutes walk from the DART, ten from the RDS.  A very convenient location, many painting sites available near-by and a quiet, spacious, bright place to process our summer sketches into finished framed pieces of art.

The Blue Door Studio

RiverRun Studio

Ballinaboy Studio