Horse and Hound Pub gets a beauty treatment

A much-loved (since 1790!) Horse and Hound Pub in Delgay, Co. Wicklow, has just got a wall beauty treatment by my brush&paint:


The horse & hound mural went up despite the rain, the bitter cold and its less-than-easy-to-reach location. Check out work-in-progress and the massive Height for Hire cherry picker I learned to operate for this job:

In addition to the mural, the pub now sports a new hand-painted double-sided sign:

To sum up, three new horses and three new hounds were added by yours truly to the centuries’ worth of art collected by this most charming pub.

To see more of this historical gem (currently for sale if you’re interest!) go to

Hello, strangers. The last 6 months have been all ‘no-disclosure’ film artwork – portraits, calligraphy, scenic art and art direction, so – an overwhelming zero personal art was made!

Here is the one beaut I can disclose for now – a lovely classic car Christmas commission that came from London. It was a pleasure to paint and a pleasure to deliver, which I did in person. David Bowie’s musical ‘Lazarus’ and a handful of top-notch exhibitions to visit in the National Gallery and the Royal Academy were a cherry on top!

Irina Kuksova Classic Car Painting lowrez

Lived & painted enough for a spread interview

A few words on how my artistic abilities were used since September 2015 and why my ‘Media&Film’ section has not seen new artwork since 2013.

Bray People and Wicklow People – 13 July 2016.

Ferrari Dino – commissioned painting time lapse!

If you wonder how long it takes to paint one of dem commissioned classic car portraits… Well, just around one minute according to this time lapse video!

On a more serious note – it usually takes one to eight weeks depending on the painting size and my current workload & health. Every so often I build custom size painting support which would add a week or two (between materials delivery and support preparation).

Another year – another hare

Continuing the traditional yearly charity work – let me introduce you to ‘Restless Melody’ hare.  Reader, this is Restless Melody. Restless Melody, this is Reader.

You probably recognize Jack&Jill Children’s Foundation signature initiative. If not,  the overview of their Hares on the March is here. 

Last but not least, here’s how Restless Melody was made:

‘Restless Melody’ hare getting airbrushed::: Hurray – first day of the new year! :::Started it off with a bang nice and early at 2pm.Let me entertain you with a bunny over this somewhat late breakfast…

Posted by Irina Kuksova Art on Friday, 1 January 2016