Waterford Walls 2017 – some more

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Dan Leo is one of my favorites. I just love these thick black lines! Unfortunately, I have lost his pictures in an accident, but you can visit his Facebook page. Dan Leo was born in London and moved to Ireland in his youth.

To see more details, you may want to enlarge the pictures by clicking on them.

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More birds πŸ™‚ Another favorite from Toronto, Canada. BirdO! You can follow him on Instagram. It is BirdO‘s second time in Waterford, and I am proud that Waterford Walls festival is bringing artists of this caliber to our city.

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Just around the corner – Magdalena Karol, Poland. Her girl with the bird house backpack reminds me of Dr. Jack Vallentyne, AKA Johnny Biosphere, whom I met in the 1980s.

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ARCY, mural artist from the USA, accepted the invitation to participate in Waterford Walls, and I hope he returns to our city again. He includes a hidden Mickey Mouse head in his works for his two young sons to find, and you are welcome to spot one in this work πŸ™‚

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Kelsey Montague, also from the USA. I love her works, especially the Wings anyone can step into. Hope she will paint a pair of wings for Waterford some day.

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Talented Spanish artist Lula Goce changed the look of O’Connell street with her gorgeous mural. Working in the rain was challenging, but she did it! πŸ™‚

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More in O’Connell street. Australian artist Fintan MageeΒ known for his stunning large-scale murals is working on the highest wall available in Waterford πŸ™‚ It is so cool to have his work in our city.

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Fintan Magee

Amazing constellation of street artists at Waterford Walls this summer. DMCΒ  – Dermot McConaghy from Belfast- is back with another beautiful female image.

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Dermot and local photographer Patrick Lyons.

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Taking a look.

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DMC (Dermot McConaghy

Jess Tobin AKA NOVICE, from Dublin, isΒ working in George’s street. Her previous marriage-equality themed work was vandalised in 2015.

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Charming Kathrina Rupit – KINMX – from Mexico lives in Dublin. It is her second Waterford Walls festival.

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Her smile is as beautiful as is her mural.

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Sadly, the map in my copy of the festival brochure doesn’t exactly help me locate some artists. Hope I will come across their work by accident some day πŸ™‚ Like it happened with this work of Joe Caslin.

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Ta-da! The old painting is still there πŸ™‚

Joe Caslin

Thank you for your interest in Waterford Walls festival. The Harvest Festival is on the way.

You might love to visit Graffiti Lux and Murals blogΒ by Resa McConaghy from Toronto Canada and enjoy the ephemeral art of murals.

www.inesemjphotography.comΒ Have a wonderful weekend!

77 comments

  1. Inese, these are magnificent!! To have one or two of these would be wonderful but a whole town covered with such stunning art is magnificent. I bet it takes time to walk from one place to another…I’d be stopping every few steps to look, consider, admire. I tried to choose a favourite one, found one, then scrolled down to the next and found a new favourite. All brilliant, all so different – art at its zenith! πŸ˜€

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  2. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
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  3. Great post, Inese. These artists are so talented, each one with a distinctive style. Although I really like them all, I especially like Dan Leo’s with the creative wildlife, bold colors, and cheerful images.

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    1. Thank you Teagan! I think the mural was ‘vandalized’ because of misunderstanding. There were two murals of this kind, and it was made known that they would last only a couple of months and then deteriorate, which as you can clearly see wasn’t the case. The first mural had been peeled off manually, but this one was left intact for some reason, and curious people ( I even took a picture of one) had been picking on its surface just to check it out. When people realised that the painting is not really ‘biodegradable’, it was left alone and lived another two years πŸ™‚

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  4. I am amazed at how talented these people all are and wonder how in the world they can paint in such large scale and have it look so good. I can’t imagine standing on a ladder with a paint roller and getting anything recognizable! Absolutely incredible work! Thanks for sharing Inese.

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  5. If there ever needs to be a post showing the absolute importance of ART in society and how it raises levels of happiness, this is such a post. Art brings out the creativity in the people who see and admire the talent/expression of the artists ~ and with this post Inese, I can see just how important it is to support (and admire) the pieces of work like the Waterford Walls. Beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Dalo. Art brings out the best in people, and does raise levels of their happiness πŸ™‚ There are very little people who wouldn’t appreciate beauty and talent.
      Your latest blog post is stunning. It also inspires me to watch a rodeo some day πŸ™‚
      Have a wonderful week! Hope all is well in Czech Republic πŸ™‚

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  6. A wonderful post, Inese! I hate to pick faves, but I adore the floral building by Lula Goce, and the beautiful face by Dermot McConaghy (& I’m not just saying that because we have the same last name) LOL!
    Also, thank you so much for the shout out!
    Great to see Birdo there again! He’s one of my Toronto faves,
    Okay, now to get some kind of a double reblog or linked post together! ❀

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    1. Yes Resa, I noticed the surname and thought of you πŸ™‚ No relations?
      Poor Lula was working in the rain every day. Some artists left their works unfinished, but not Lula. I just noticed that I forgot to post her picture… I will add it.
      I didn’t have a chance to interview Birdo. His location was not in the program… I found it only on Monday when the work was finished and Birdo gone 😦
      Thank you so much for reblogging ❀

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      1. There’s not one red head in my family, LOL! ❀
        Okay, so I did a double post post! I hope you like it. It should come through as "linked to your blog" twice! You may have to approve it! xx

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  7. I think your blog is so full of lovely images, I could spend hours reviewing the older posts, scenery and beauty. . .
    The Waterford glass art pieces are rare treasures, you are blessed to have seen them.in person, Inese. hugs xo πŸ’

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  8. That’s so much creative talent all in one place. It’s almost impossible to pick out a favourite. Maybe the very last one, but only just. They’re all exceptional.

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  9. This is even better than the previous one. I do like them all. These artists have different styles and unique. Seeing some of the artists in action, they have so good sense of scaling what they painted in a much much larger than field of view of his/her eyes. Amazing.

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