Abbeyleix Art Gallery


proudly presents

Marie Moylan & Sandra Blanchfield Art




Marie Moylan is a native of Durrow.  She studied fine art in Waterford and Dublin.  Having spent many years living in London, she returned to Ireland 8 years ago and renovated the derelict thatched cottage by the river Nore, where her father and ancestors had lived, just outside Durrow.   What a change from London!

The beautiful views and this slower pace of life gave Marie the inspiration to get back to her art.  She loves the Irish coastline, especially the south-west, as well as the local landscapes around her home.

She began to take commissions, such as painting the flora and fauna of the Abbeyleix bogland, doing murals in public areas, etc., placing her art in outdoor spaces in town centres for people to enjoy.  She also takes private comissions.

Marie runs a number of art classes for beginners and advanced students and is a firm believer that art soothes the soul!


Sandra Blanchfield  is living in Lisdowney, North Kilkenny and has a background in nursing and nursed for 30 years before pursuing her passion as an artist.  Sandra now paints full-time as well as being a wife and mother of 2.

Sandra has always loved art and painting, so took up the paint brushes and started painting 8 years ago.   As a self-taught artist, she has developed her art style and techniques with the help of some art classes over the last few years.  Her inspiration comes from landscapes, nature and animals.

Sandra showcases her stunning collection of landscape paintings that capture the beauty of the nature around us.  Her distinctive work spans from intricate depictions of animals to breathtaking woodlands and nature scenes.  She takes great pride and passion in her art pieces which takes hours of dedication and time, each piece tells a story, drawing the viewer to take  a closer look into the world of nature.

Sandra has exhibited in Kilkenny Arts Week in 2022, 2023 and will again in 2024.  Her amazing distinctive art work can be viewed in many cafes in the surrounding counties, such as Bowes in Durrow, Crafted Cafe in Bennettsbridge, Thyme Cafe in Carlow and Pennyfeather in Kilkenny.

Her work can be view on Instagram:     sandrablanchfieldart

Facebook:                                                      @Sandra Blanchfield Art






Marie and Sandra’s Exhibition can be viewed for the month of April.    You are most welcome to come and see this beautiful exhibition for yourself!




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