Shane O’Connell

Diarmaid’s classes have been so enjoyable and informative from beginning to end. He gives such great, in-depth and understandable explanations about the hows and whys of painting. Even for complete beginners, we made such progress in only a short number of weeks. A really positive and fun atmosphere to work in, can’t wait for more.

Emer Costello

I took an incredible amount away from Diarmaid’s classes and would describe them as educational, inspiring and lots of fun! Diarmaid is a natural born teacher and a true master at his craft. As someone who loves art and draws as a hobby, I found that Diarmaid’s infectious passion opened my eyes to the mind blowing complexities of oil painting and allowed me to express my creativity which was complemented by his positive mentoring and encouragement. The relaxed, inspiring atmosphere of the studio and the friendly group of people which I met along the way was a wonderful bonus! This experience was definitely one of the highlights of my year!

Ciara Parsons

Couldn’t recommend Diarmaid’s classes highly enough. He is so friendly, welcoming and helpful and really encourages you along the way. I was nervous about the classes at first but by the end of the 6 weeks I’m feeling much more confident with my painting skills and have a lovely little painting to hang proudly on my wall

Marion Troy

As someone with no previous experience of painting I can’t recommend Diarmuid’s oil painting classes highly enough. He is an incredible teacher and is extremely passionate about what he does. He is very friendly, welcoming, encouraging and supportive to both the experienced artists and the beginners and there is always a warm, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. It is mindfulness at its best but there are plenty of laughs too. I gained a strong understanding of colour mixing and oil painting techniques and I am surprised and delighted with the work I have completed to date. The art Diarmuid produces himself is a testament to his talent and is truly inspirational. However he is always very modest and always maintains that anyone can paint once they acquire the skills. I couldn’t have hoped for a better class and would highly recommend it to anyone, beginner, intermediate or advanced. I can’t wait for classes to resume again once the restrictions are lifted!!

Niamh Lenihan

Diarmaid’s Oil painting for beginners day workshop was such a fun and informative way to spend a few hours. I learned all the basics I needed to begin experimenting with oils. Diarmaid is such a talented artist and he has an amazing ability to support and guide his students in their individual learning styles.
Diarmaid’s evening art classes are a much needed weekly retreat from the business of daily life.

Catherine Hennessy

I did the beginners oil painting day and it was fantastic, it was a wonderful introduction to colour mixing and colour theory. Diarmaid has a great teaching manner and delivers clear instructions in a relaxed manner. It has wet my appetite for further classes.


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