Waterford Walls 2017 – some more


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.


More birds ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.


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.


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 ๐Ÿ™‚


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.


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! ๐Ÿ™‚

lula goce


More in O’Connell street. Australian artist Fintan Mageeย known for his stunning large-scale murals is working on the highest wall available in Waterford ๐Ÿ™‚ It is so cool to have his work in our city.



Fintan Magee

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


Dermot and local photographer Patrick Lyons.


Taking a look.


DMC (Dermot McConaghy

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



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


Her smile is as beautiful as is her mural.


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Like it happened with this work of Joe Caslin.


Ta-da! The old painting is still there ๐Ÿ™‚

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 blogย by Resa McConaghy from Toronto Canada and enjoy the ephemeral art of murals.

www.inesemjphotography.comย Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Reblogged this on sherriemiranda1 and commented:
    Still haven’t figured out where this place is! They tell where the artists are from but not this place! ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค
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  2. Love them all but especially the birds! They are amazing! Wish so much we had a similar festival here too! And I already look forward to your Autumn/harvest festival blog post! xxxxxxxxxxxxx ๐Ÿ˜„

    1. Sarah, you can organize such festival. Sure it takes some effort and time, but a group of friends would be capable to do this work. The only thing you need is a plan ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Thanks, Inese! I love murals although I’d never heard of such a festival. In my case, it tends to be chance encounters and they are magical. Thanks very much!

  4. 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.

    1. Thank you so much, Jet! Dan Leo is one of my favorites too ๐Ÿ™‚ I am always delighted to see an animal or a bird, and his manner of painting is very creative.

  5. There are a lot of great murals there. I wonder, are the artists paid for these works, or do they do it for the exposure and the joy of it?

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 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.

  7. I loved the vibrant murals and how you showed the artists behind the amazing art. You’re quite talented at drawing out the humanity in your photos, Inese. ๐ŸŒน

  8. 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!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Dalo. Art brings out the best in people, and does raise levels of their happiness ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a wonderful week! Hope all is well in Czech Republic ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 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! โค

    1. Yes Resa, I noticed the surname and thought of you ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
      Thank you so much for reblogging โค

      1. There’s not one red head in my family, LOL! โค
        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

  10. PS, on the cellphone these “shimmered” and reflected like glass!! Sorry, street art is also gorgeous when creative like this. I was looking at phone while I am at the park. ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ

  11. 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 ๐Ÿ’

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