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‘Painted in Ireland’ solo art show

‘Painted in Ireland’ – my solo art show – set up and now open to public in Straffan Design & Antiques Art Gallery! A ‘split personality’ collection of classic cars, seascapes, etchings, Irish Seaside Ladies drawings and a few portraits. All done while my residing in Ireland, guess that counts as a common denominator. Up until 12 November 2017.

Irina Kuksova at her Solo Exhibition at Straffan Art Gallery

There’s no official opening as I’m a busy bee on a new film with days off few and far between, but there is a fab ‘Victorian Tea Rooms’ on the premises, so you won’t go hungry if you venture a visit.

Straffan Art Gallery at Straffan Design & Antiques Centre by the K Club, Co. Kildare.

Gallery Opening hours:
Tue-Sat: 9:30am-5:30pm
Sun: 12 noon-5:30pm

Victorian Tea Rooms Openong hours:
Tue-Sat: 9.30am-5.00pm
Sun: 11.00am- 5.00pm

All welcome!

Whale Mural for Whale Theatre – Irish times August 2017

The Irish Times is showing some love to what kept me busy (and silent because it’s a surprise) all spring and summer – a massive mural around 90′ x 13′ (27 x 4 m).

The Irish Times August 2017

The actual Whale and the detailed rock bed it’s sitting on where painted on 18 separate boards in Greystones studio. You can see how it all began in a video here:



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.