The Anglesey Open Studios will take place for 2 weeks with the Easter weekend in the middle.  More news and the dates my studio in Llanfaelog, Rhosneigr will be open to the public coming soon. Make a note in your diary to visit Anglesey  at Easter and sample its beautiful scenery, wonderful art and excellent eating places.

Live demos all day  at Cheshire Art Gallery Sat.16 and Sunday 17 November.  All welcome.

Forth coming exhibitions.

Cheshire Art Fair, Town Hall Macclesfield  Sept/Oct 2019

Solo exhibition at Ger Y Fenai art gallery, Llanfairpg, Anglesey.

Bramhall Art Society, Lumb Lane, Bramhall 12, 13, 14 April.   all day   Bramhall Village Club,

Open Studios, Anglesey,  View on line catalogue for details.  13 - 28 April.

Cheshire Art Gallery, Ack Lane East, Bramhall. View details or pick up a catalogue from the gallery.

Bodnant Art Gallery, Bodnant Gardens, Conwy.  Ongoing Spring exhibition.


Palette knife oil painting workshop with Judith Donaghy

Sun. 7 April 2019

11.15 - 3.30 at Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Rd. South, Stockport, Cheshire.

Suitable for all level of ability, over 16 yrs. as personal tuition is given throughout.

£45 to include materials For further details please contact: -

New exhibition

Opens Sat. 27 October - 16 November

The Long Gallery

Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey

Greeting cards available

Coming soon

Exhibition of recent works at :- 

Oriel Ynys Mon

Llangefni , Anglesey, LL77 7TQ

27 Oct. - 16 Nov. In the Gallery

Open daily 10am - 5pm

Free admission

'Cemaes Bay'

Oil on canvas 24x20 inches +frame (Below)

Flower Paintings - Right

Coming soon. Beautiful small flower paintings in oil on canvas.

Available from the following galleries

County Galleries Altrincham, Cheshire

Cheshire Art Gallery, Bramhall, Cheshire

Ger Y  Fenai Gallery, LLanfairpg, Anglesey. Opposite Pringles dept. Store.  

Last year I was approached by this young man who asked permission to include some of my paintings in his video promoting peace in the Punjab and I was happy to help. What a talented musician.
An article  from Art, Share Love, magazine. (number 5)
February 2018.

Back from Anglesey now. Two new exhibition have been arranged for this year at the Oriel Ynys Mon and next year at a beautiful new gallery.  Details to be announced later.

Dates for your diary.

  Anglesey Arts Weeks

Anglesey Open Studios is an event where  artists and galleries all over the Island open their doors to the public. It runs from Sat. 24 March - Sun. 8 of April. For an on line catalogue/ guide, nearer the time, please go to

My studio will be open most days in Llanfaelog, Rhosneigr where a warm welcome awaits you.

New workshop date for your diary.

Palette Knife Painting with oils

Sunday 18 February 11.15 - 3.30

£40 including all materials and personal tuition throughout.

Please contact

Early booking advisable as places are limited. Suitable for all levels of ability.

 Date for your Diary - Vernon Mill Open Studios preview evening  This Friday 13 October 6 - 9.30pm.

Vernon Mill 3 & 4th floors 

Mersey Street, Portwood,

Stockport,   SK1 2HX

                     ORIGINAL ART                                           REFRESHMENTS                                                     LIVE MUSIC

My studio is on the 3rd floor B6 Unit 4. Through the blue doors. Come and join us.

New work at County Galleries, Altrimcham.

Check website

New work at Colourfield Gallery, Poynton Check wesite

New work at Cheshire Art Gallery. Check website.

Date for your diary.

Vernon Mill Open Studios 

13/14/ 15 October

Preview Night 13 October 7-9.30 pm

Drinks and live music.  Over 40 artists studios displaying a wide selection of paintings. Everyone welcome

Open 10 am - 5 pm Saturday and Sunday

Vernon Mill, Mersey Street, Stockport.

To see my work go to Floor 3 , Studio B6 U4 at the end of the corridor through the blue doors.

Great exhibition at Mcc. Art Lounge ended this weekend. Proud to be a part of it.

Open Thurs, Fri, Saturday  11 am - 4 pm

5 more paintings taken to Macc Art Lounge, The Grosvenor Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire yesterday. Exhibition runs for 6 weeks.  Exhibition extended until Friday 22 September.

 Opening Hours  11 an - 4 pm Thursday to Saturday. 

Just finished 2 large commissions that have been a joy to paint.  I just love colour.  See below 'Hidden Cottage (2)' approx. 48 x 39 inches Off to Anglesey again soon to relax and sketch after absorbing the sights, scenes and colours of the Mediterranean Coast.

 Painting in oil with a palette knife workshop.

 Sunday 17 September 2017

Venue  Stockport Art Gallery  11.15 am  - 3.30 pm

£38 to include all materials

Booking essential as paces are limited.   Fully subscribd

New workshop date - Sunday 29 October- Places available.   Booking essential as places are limited.

£38 to include all materials

Venue  Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Rd., Stockport, Ches.

Suitable for all levels of ability as personal tuition is given throughout

Time 11.15am - 3.30pm......6 places left. 19/09/17

Cheshire art gallery, 13 Ack Lane East, Bramhall,  has a new exhibition starting Friday 19   to  16 June.

  Fabulous gallery and 2 floors of  wonderful new work by well known and emerging artists.  Something to suit all pockets.  See Cheshire Art Gallery Face Book.

Off to Anglesey tomorrow to prepare my studio/cottage for the Open Studios  Pop in to see me if you can and view latest works.8 -23 April 11 am 5pm see online  guide for dates.:)
Great to win an award from The Cheshire Art Gallery, Bramhall on Thursday at  the Bramhall Art Society preview.  Many thanks.

Exhibition ends 5pm today Sun. 2 April.

The Anglesey Open Studios opens on Saturday 8 April for two weeks. The link to the online guide is   Here you can plan your visit and take in as many artists studios as possible. Look forward to seeing you if you decide to come over and see me. You are assured of a warm welcome:-)
 New palette knife in oil workshop at Stockport Art Gallery - 

Sunday 28 May 2017

Time 11am - 3 - 3.0 pm

Price £38 to include all materials

Suitable for all levels of ability as personal tuition is given throughout.

Booking essential as places are limited.

Palette knife painting in oil workshops Sun. 5 and Sun. 12 March

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder of the workshop time   11 am - 3.30 pm

Please bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee are available from the gallery at 50p.

Please note the gallery opens at 10.30 am  when the staff come on duty, If you arrive before that time and the car park barrier is still down please be patient and wait, you will be able to get in.  Gallery doors will open at approximately 10. 45 am to allow a few minutes for me to set up.

Look forward to meeting you all and introducing you to my way of painting.  Judith  

A really enjoyable palette knife painting in oil on canvas workshop today at Stockport Art gallery. Wellington Rd. Stockport

Some brilliant paintings produced. Another one next Sunday 12 March 11 am - 3.30 pm A couple of places left. 

£38 to include all materials.

Caters for all levels of ability.  Individual tuition given throughout.

Booking essential as places limited.

please contact me on


Anglesey Arts Weeks 2017 -  Open Studio and Gallery weeks.

From Sat. 8 - Sun. 23 April

when painters, sculptors, photographers,film makers, print makers, instillation artists and  craft workers open their studios to visitors.

On line and hard copy guides coming soon.

All studio opening times are listed so please feel free to drop in for a chat and view our work.


'Time and Tide'  by Judith Donaghy 36 x24 inches. Oil on canvas 


Paintings being erected on the walls of the Old Parsonage,  Didsbury, courtesy of David Steeden one of the volunteers.  Couldn't have managed without them. So a big thank you David, Alan and Rod.

The Anglesey Open Studios open on Saturday 8 April and continue until Sunday 23 April. 

More details and and a soon to be published 2017 guide are available on

My Tuesday class of palette knife painters are having an exhibition in May/June this year.

  The preview will be on Sat.13 May 2- 4.30pm Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Road, Stockport, Cheshire. The exhibition will run for approximately 4 weeks.

  All welcome. Come and see how people can be guided to  use a palette of colours and their initiative to create a unique style using oil paint and the palette knife.

More details later.

A new workshop date for your diary.  

Palette knife painting in oil with Judith Donaghy

Venue - Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Rd., Stockport, Cheshire

Sunday 12 March

11am - 3.30 pm

£38 to include all materials

Pre booking essential as places are limited

Suitable for all levels of ability as individual tuition is given throughout.

Free car park

Please bring a packed lunch. 

Preview  Sun. 5 February  2 - 4 pm. All welcome.

Amassing some new paintings for planned exhibitions and art events in February, March and April. Some new works are featured  on New paintings 2016.

 If you would like to see a preview of more new paintings or have any queries re pricing etc., please contact me on 'Contact details' and I can send you a private view.

Featured in the Art Share Love Magazine January 2017 edition. See above.
More picture's to show you soon.  Going to the framers soon.

Also I have been invited to exhibit in New York USA and am considering the pros and cons at present. 

'Llandwyn Island , October' seen on 2016 paintings page was painted with a palette knife and will be included in my  exhibition in the Red Room at The Old Parsonage, Didsbury. Manchester.  Preview details below.
Last palette knife painting class at the Bramhall Village Club next Tues.13 Dec. until 3 Jan.2017

 Also only a few places left on the 'Palette Knife Painting in Oils' workshop which will take place on Sun 3 March at Stockport Art Gallery 11am - 3.30 pm.

Please contact me for details if either of these are of interest.

The' 21 Vernon Artists'   exhibition at the Old Parsonage, Didsbury closed this weekend. Thank you to all who visited and bought our paintings.  I will be exhibiting more work at this venue in a 2 man exhibition. Preview Sun. 5 Feb. 2 - 4 pm
A great workshop today at Stockport Art Gallery.  Thanks to all who came. You did some amazing paintings.

 Last but not least thank you to the staff for their unfailing kindness, help and enthusiasm. Katherine from the gallery has posted some pictures on Face Book.

New exhibition at the Macc Art Lounge, Macclesfield where I have a selection of paintings.
My next 'Palette knife painting in oil workshop is on Sun. 20 Nov. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone and helping you to create some great artwork.  It's a lot of fun!!

Best wishes,  Judith

( This workshop is fully subscribed and the next one will be held on Sun 5 March.  Booking essential)


09/11/16   Visiting Prestbury Church tomorrow to discuss showing paintings during the festival over the weekend. Should be a wonderful event.

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Hanging for '21 Vernon Mill Artists '  starts tomorrow at The Old Parsonage, Didsbury,  Preview 2- 4.30 on Sunday 6 Nov.

Hanging on Friday 3rd at the Macc Art Lounge.  Open on Sat and Sunday 11.30 am - 4 pm.  See poster below.

  The Old Parsonage, Didsbury, Manchester is open all day tomorrow Sun. 13November. if you would like to see the '21 Vernon Mill Artists'  exhibition.

Well, hanging complete for the 2 exhibitions above. Here are a few pics.

Preview tomorrow. The Old Parsonage , Didsbury. Manchester. 2 - 4.30 pm  All welcome



My Tuesday class students have been offered an exhibition in The Art Link at Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Rd., Stockport, Cheshire. The exhibition will take place from Sunday 12 May - 11 June 2017. Looking forward to helping these talented artists to showcase their wonderful work.


I have another 'Palette Knife Painting in Oil' workshop at Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Road, Stockport. Cheshire. If you would like to learn to paint with a palette knife with oils on canvas and board this is great fun. 

Suitable for all levels of ability as personal tuition is given throughout.

Date - Sunday 5 March

Time - 11 am- 3.30 pm

Price to include all materials £38

Places are limited so booking essential.

For more information please contact me either by email or mobile.

mobile.  07886 338285

I have been invited to participate in the Macc Art Lounge winter exhibition which runs from - 

5 November - 23 December 2016

Open Thurs. - Sat.  11am - 4pm

at  - 

Castle Street Mall, The Grosvenor Centre, Macclesfield, Cheshire.SK10 1DY

This is always a good show with a selected group of artists, photographers, potters and sculptors showcasing work to browse and buy. 

Date for your diary.

Some of the Vernon Mill artists, myself included, are having an exhibition at the Old Parsonage, Didsbury.  All welcome.     Preview on Sunday 6 November.  See flyer.

It's that time again. Vernon Mill opens its doors to the public  this Fri 14 Oct 7-9.30 pm preview. Sat and Sun 10am - 4pm.  Look forward to seeing you there. My studio is on the 3rd floor(there is a lift) and at the end through some blue doors  Bay 6  Studio 4.

Best wishes,


Palette Knife Painting in Oils with Judith Donaghy

Sun 20 November

11 am -3.30 pm

Stockport Art Gallery

£35 to include all materials

This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability as personal tuition is given throughout.

Booking essential. Still a few places available.

07886 338285

Very enjoyable workshop today at Stockport Art Gallery.  You all produced some amazing work.  Well done!
Just a reminder to those who are coming to the workshop on Sunday.

Time    11 am   -  3.30 pm.  Please bring something to protect your clothes and a packed lunch.  I will be sending a group email later.


New workshop date for palette knife painting in oil at Stockport Art Gallery  - 

Sun 20 November.

11am - 3.30 pm

Price £35 to include all materials.

Booking essential as places are limited. Please email for details or text on  07886 338285

What a lovely welcome from Glossop Art Society last night when I went along to do a demo.  Thank you!
I will have paintings to view and buy at the following events

East Cheshire Hospice,  Macclesfield Old Town Hall.

 From Fri. 16 September   Sun. 25 Sept.

(Artists Day  - Tuesday 20 Sept. 6-9 pm  all welcome)

Mon - Sat   10.30 - 5 pm 

Sun 18        CLOSED

Sun 25        10 am - 3 pm


Open Studios - Vernon Mill, Stockport - Fri. October 14  Preview evening 7 - 9.30pm. Open 10-5 Sat.15 and Sun 16 Oct.


The Parsonage, Didsbury, Cheshire  - November shared and February 2017 Solo details later.

 Workshop dates for Palette Knife painting in oil at Stockport Art Gallery.

Sunday 25 September   -   Full

Sunday 20 November    -   Places available.  Details on request to -

Dates for your diary.

Stockport Open Exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery, Wellington Rd. Stockport,  Cheshire.

Preview - Sat. 23 July 2 -4.30 pm

The exhibition continues until Sat. 3 Oct 2016


The Vernon Mill Artist are holding an exhibition at The Parsonage, Didsbury, Manchester.

Preview  2 - 4.30 pm 6 November. The exhibition continues until 27 November.

Over 20 artists will be displaying and selling their work and we will each display 3 paintings. More details re opening times later.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------East Cheshire Hospice exhibition in the Town Hall Macclesfield. September 2016.  More details to follow.


July 04 2016  

The Stockport Open Exhibition previews on Sat. 23 July 2 - 4.30. I was fortunate in having the 2 paintings I submitted, excepted for the exhibition which continues until the 1st. Week in September.

I would like to invite you to the preview afternoon if you can make it. A glass of something nice is usually on offer as you view the new work and mingle with the artists and guests.

Back from Anglesey today. Lots of new ideas. Building a new collection of work for various galleries and art projects later in the year. The Tuesday class continues tomorrow in the Bramhall Village Club from 2 - 4 pm. I am so fortunate to have such a lovely mix of people willing to try my way of painting in oils with a palette knife....some of them are amazing and we are considering having a group exhibition in the future.

A few places are still available if you would like to join the palette knife workshop at Stockport Art Gallery on Sun. 25 Sept. 11 am - 3 pm. Details on request.

The Tuesday class starts again for the Autumn term on Sept. 6 2 - 4 pm at Bramhall Village Club.  All welcome. details on request for palette knife painting in oil.
Thurs 4 August 2016

There is a lovely new Art Gallery in Bramhall called The Cheshire Art Gallery'  right in the heart of the village on Ack Lane East.They stock some amazing paintings by well known artists. Also some lesser known artists like myself as from today!! The gallery is spread over  2 floors and is very visitor friendly ...... well worth a visit.

'Way out on the Blue'  oil on canvas 24x20 inches plus frame. View at the gallery.sold
Commission completed today.  Need to speak to J. K. Unfortunately mislaid your phone number.  Have your address so will call round one morning soon.


7/8 paintings taken today for a special event in Cheshire.

I have 1 painting for sale. 'Malltraeth Bay, Anglesey' and have donated one for the auction which starts at 7 pm Sat. 11 June. See below for details.

 Seven Miles Out Northern art exhibition. See below. Art Auction in aid of the charirty 'Artism' Starts at 7 pm.

20 Market Plae, Stockport. SK1 1EY

Art, Beer and Music's photo.

6 paintings were taken to County Galleries yesterday and 3 were sold today. Look forward to doing more work for this lovely gallery 

Lots of events and new paintings  Will tell you more later. 

I'm away for 2 weeks now, taking a break, recharging my batteries  and gathering more images for future paintings I hope. I have new exhibitions coming up later in the year  which I will put up on the website when I return. Any queries drop me an email on judithdonaghy2@gmail .com and I'll get back to you on my return:)


Vernon Mill open Studios preview tomorrow .

Fri 7pm - 9.30pm all welcome.  Vernon Mill, Mersey St. Stockport, SK1 2HX 


Vernon Mill Preview on Friday 7 - 9.30. Drinks and nibbles. Live Music.  All welcome to view new work by 40 + artists. All welcome. 


New Exhibition

The Parsonage, Didsbury will be hosting an exhibition of my latest work next February 2017.  More details later.

East Cheshire Hospice Bi-annual art exhibition 2016 will take place in the Town Hall Macclesfield, Cheshire in Sepember 2016. They have kindly invited me to be one of the artists chosen to exhibit again this year. 


 21 April 2016

Llangollen Tourist Information Centre has requested some paintings. They now have 3, kindly taken there for me  by fellow artist Huw Gareth Jones who's work they also requested. The postcode is LL20 8NU if anyone is around the area and would like to have a look.

Vernon Mill Open Studios
Mersey Street, Stockport.

Spring Show 2016

From Friday 29th April 7 - 9pm (Preview evening)

Sat. 30th April   10.30am - 4pm
Sun. 1st May      10.30am - 4pm.

Artist studios on 3rd and 4th floor (stairs or lift)

All welcome

My studio (Judith Donaghy, Studio 4) is on the 3rd floor at the far end of the corridor through double blue doors.


My new palette knife painting workshop will be held on Sunday 25 September 2016 at Stockport Art Gallery from 11am -3.30 pm. Booking essential as places are limited. Price £35 per person to include all materials. Please bring a packed lunch and something to protect your clothes.

Please email to register an interest or for more details


It seems ages since Henry Quick and I were interviewed by Paul Morley in Nov. 2015 at Stockport Art Gallery for a Radio 3 program about art galleries in the N. West. 

It is an interesting account of the history of Stockport Art Gallery, The Whitworth, Manchester and the Tate in Liverpool. Catch it on i-player. (Broadcast on Sun. 21 Feb. 2016)  


Thanks to all who attended the palette knife workshop at Stockport Art Gallery today and also the staff who offered so much help and support. You are all brilliant and so were the paintings. Well done! 

Everything ready for the workshop at Stockport Art Gallery on Sunday. Look forward to meeting everyone, having fun painting while sharing a few tips and ideas:) 

 I will be showing you on a regular basis,images of some of the paintings that I will be exhibiting in the Anglesey Open Studios. (See Below) plus other galleries in Anglesey for 2 weeks around Easter.  Hope you enjoy looking at them. 

Macc Art Lounge , Macclesfield opens its doors tomorrow  in the Grosvenor Centre. Sat 30 Jan - Sat 27 Feb.  11am - 4pm.   New exhibitin and Treacle Market. Don't miss it !!!

Busy morning today taking paintings to Macclesfield and hanging some. Others ready to go on Friday!


New Exhibition -

The Macc Art Lounge in the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Macclesfield will be holding a new exhibition of paintings featuring work by several artists.

Our work will be displayed and for sale from Sat. 30 Jan - Sat 27 Feb. Thurs,Fri,Sat each week. Two large plate glass windows allow visitors to view much of the exhibition from outside, when the lounge is not open.

The location is right in the heart of Macclesfield close to  the market with plenty of parking nearby including the Grosvenor Multi-story car park above.  The Art Lounge is opposite the rear entrance to Boots Chemist.

Anglesey Open Studios

The Anglesey Open Studios is an annual event when artists and galleries on Anglesey open their doors to the public over the Easter period. 
My studio/cottage will be open on the following dates

Sat.   19 March    11am - 5pm each day.
Sun.   20 March          
Mon.  21 March         
Thurs. 24 March
G. Fri. 25 March
Sat      26 March
E. Sun. 27 March
E. Mon. 28 March
Tues     29 March

Look forward to seeing you if you would like to view my recent work. All welcome.

A guide to the event  to enable you to plan your visit will be available both as a hard copy and on line nearer the time. This lists all the participating artists and directions to each studio or gallery.


Palette knife painting in oil with Judith Donaghy

Where  -  Stockport Art Gallery

When  -    Sun. 21 February

Time  -    10.30am - 3.30pm

Price         £35

All materials are provided. Suitable for all levels of ability aged 16 and over.  Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee available at 50p from the gallery.

This workshop is aimed at those who have  always wanted to paint landscapes and abstracts with a palette knife in oils.

We will be looking at the marks a palette knife can make on different surfaces.   How to handle paint to achieve varied and lively paintings and how to use colour in creative ways with some tricks and tips to use as you progress.

 To book a place, please contact -

The video of 'A Colourful World'  -  solo exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery can be seen on Vimeo or Face Book.

or the website below.

A very Happy New Year to you and yours.

Palette knife painting in oils starts again on Tues. 12 Jan. at Bramhall Village Club. Bramhall.

Please contact me if you would like to join us or would like a list of things you will need. 

In addition to the class. Details of a  one day workshop -  painting oils with a palette knife will coming soon.

  It will be for everyone and an introduction to my way of painting. This is planned to take place near the end of February. I'll let you know as soon as the date has been finalized.    

Palette knife painting classes.

I will be resuming  palette knife painting  classes each Tuesday afternoon from 2- 4 pm at The Village Club, Lumb Lane, Bramhall.SK7 1LR.

 Light and airy room.tea and coffee making facilities. Large free car park, Close to Bramhall train station and near local bus routes.

 If you have always wanted to paint in oil and are interested in joining us please get in touch.

Mobile :-    07886 338285

8 new paintings to County Galleries today.  Just in time for Christmas!


Wed. 25 Nov. 2015,

Henry Quick a fellow artist and I were interviewed yesterday by broadcaster and author Paul Morley for a documentary on Stockport Art Gallery to be aired on the radio on BBC3 at the end of January 2016. We were soon put at ease by Paul's friendly and down to earth manner and enjoyed chatting to him and his sound assistant Sarah Jane. Here's a pic. 

A really good class today. We did still life, but not as you know it!!

Well done everybody. Hope I didn't work you too hard! 

Opposite is a palette knife painting of white lilies completed in one session in 2013 Size 33x30 inches approx. 

Fri 20 Nov. 2015

Stockport and Stockport Art Gallery are to feature in a BBC radio programme next week and a few of us are being interviewed by Paul Morley. More info later.

Also 2 new paintings delivered to Colourfield gallery, Poynton. today.

Exhibition came down today. Many thanks to all who visited and all who bought paintings. Good luck to all who are exhibiting at Chester Race Course this weekend in the Chester Arts Fair. 

Winding down the Stockport exhibition now. Last of the video shots completed today and paintings coming down tomorrow. Some going to new homes. Some going to  Chester Arts Fair at Chester Race Course on the Northern Art Company stand. Preview on Fri 20 November. Open Sat. 21 and Sun. 22 November.  

Tues. 10 November.

  Great class today in Bramhall. An enthusiastic and receptive group, double the size of last week. Some fantastic work produced on todays topic exploring colour. 

 Mon 9 Nov.

  Just back from Stockport Art Gallery where I've been showing some children the delights of painting an abstract with a palette knife.  I must say I was very impressed with the way they handled the paint. Apologies to any Mums who had to get the white spirit out when they arrived home!

Tues. 3 November.

A great class of people today.  Exceeded all my expectations and I think they surprised themselves by producing some fantastic artwork.

Well done everybody! 

6 Nov. 2015

My solo exhibition  'A Colourful World', at Sockport Art Gallery has been extended now until 19th November. Four paintings will be taken down on 18th Nov. to go to the Chester Art Fair,  held at Chester race course. Preview 20th Nov.

If you plan to go to Stockport Art  Gallery,  opening  times are 1- 5 pm Tues - Fri. 10.30 - 5 pm Saturday. Closed all day Monday. Free parking in the college car park at weekends.

Looking forward to starting my 6 week course tomorrow in Bramhall. See you there everyone! 

A video of the Stockport art exhibition will be up on my website in the next few weeks.Two brilliant professional video people have spent a lot of time filming there today. Hope to show to you on the website in the not too distant future.  

29 October - First cut of the video seen today on Vimeo. 

28th October 2015

 Off to Anglesey tomorrow for a few days. Dropping some paintings off along the way in Conway at the Harbour gallery plus 2 other projects to attend to. More later.

 If  you will be going to Chester art fair in November which  takes place at Chester race course - look out for my paintings there. I'll be giving you a link later.

Contact details.  As I can't access my Talk Talk account at the moment due to the problems they are having, please contact me on      Many thanks!  Judith

Tues 20 Ocober,

Eight paintings gone to The County Galleries in Altrincham today and more sales at Stockport Art Gallery. Thank you everyone.

I will shortly be holding palette knife painting  classes each Tuesday afternoon from 2- 4 pm at The Village Club, Lumb Lane, Bramhall. Light and airy room.tea and coffee making facilities. Large free car park, Close to Bramhall train station and near local bus routes.

 If you have always wanted to paint in oil and are interested in joining us please get in touch.

Mobile :-    07886 338285

 Open to all levels of ability, beginners, intermediate or experienced painters.

Suggested list of materials available - or just bring your own. 

Vernon Mill Autumn Open Studio event 

Vernon Mill, Mersey Street, Stockport  3rd and 4th floors. Live music. Free entry


Fri 16 Oct Preview night 7-9.30pm. All welcome event.

Sat 17 and Sun. 18 October  10 am. - 4.30 pm 

Thank you so much to my visitors and buyers. V. Mill Open Studios over for another 6 months or so  - if we have a Spring show. 

I will hopefully have something definite sorted for the proposed palette knife class  and will be posting the details here sometime very soon. 

News today of 2 paintings sold  at the Harbour Gallery, Conwy.N. Wales.

 They are not featured on this website so can't show you unfortunately. This is a lovely little gallery right in the heart of the town. I will be taking more work there later in the month.

 Also news of 2 more sold at the County Galleries, Altrincham, Cheshire who have also requested more paintings. This well established and popular gallery is family owned and run by delightful people who always make visitors most welcome.


'A COLOURFUL WORLD' - at Stockport Art Gallery. Preview 2- 4 pm today Warm welcome, free parking, and around 60 paintings to see.  


A huge thank you to all my visitors. Your positive comments, enthusiasm and company made it into a wonderful social occasion.

Sat. 26 September

4 new painting which are part of a series on a specific area of the countryside will be exhibited at the solo exhibition. These are painted with a brush as apposed to a palette knife and in them I have attempted to capture the feeling and essence of the day. I will be interested to hear your opinion!



Stockport Art Gallery solo exhibition of paintings by Judith Donaghy. Preview Saturday 3 October  2 - 4 pm

Free parking, complementary drinks on arrival. All welcome.

Exhibition ends 11 November 2015 

The gallery is open  daily  from 10-5 pm except Monday when it is closed.

Ynys Gorad Goch painting completed, dried, and taken to the framer today. Only slight adjustments to the unfinished work featured  below right and on the 'New paintings 2015' page, have been made.

Would the lady who bought the large abstract landscape please get in touch. I have a frame you can have to save you buying one! 


Menai Seafood Festival, Menai Bridge, Anglesey Sat. 22 Aug

I will be on Stand NL09 which is in a marquee on the bowling green at the festival. 

I'll be showing mini paintings and larger framed and unframed work. Drop by for a chat if you are in the area. Free entry and park and ride facilities if you need them. 


Work in progress. (Ynys Gorad Goch), Island in the Menai Straits.

 August 2015

I was honoured to be asked to be artist of the month in the on-line magazine Rhoscolyn  The magazine is well worth a look and offers information on a variety of topics in Rhoscolyn and surrounding areas on Anglesey.

Work in progress. The Island in the middle of the Menai Straits has always fascinated me. Sometimes the water almost reaches the houses, and more than once I beelieve the whole island has been completely flooded.

Two commissioned paintings safely delivered to their new homes this weekend. 


A preview today of one of the paintings reserved for the solo show. 


So many new and exciting paintings reaching completion. Most are reserved for the Stockport Art Gallery  solo exhibition in October which I'll have to keep under wraps for now. Will be putting up some new finished images shortly.  Here is a painting in progress.

Just returned from the cottage in Anglesey. Inspired as usual by the wonderful scenery  I have produced several sketches and preliminary colour notes for future paintings. Will share some with you soon.


June 2015

A company in Rhosneigr, Anglesey is using one of my designs on the packaging of their products - available to purchase on line.

  It is called      Ynys Mon Body and Bath.  and sells a tempting selection of toiletry items produced from locally sourced minerals and pure essence.

Back from the E. Med. cruise now. Lots of colours, sights and experiences swirling round in my head ready to turn into paintings!! Will be posting some images for you soon. 

5 May 2015

Well, off on my travels for 3 weeks around the E. Med. I've just added a very recently finished painting of the cliffs near Rhoscolyn, Anglesey to the website for you see.

 Also on the go and at different stages of completion are some exciting paintings, (for me), of places in and around Cheshire. 


Lots of new work on the go.  Working on the collection for Stockport Art gallery today. 

Well exhibitions and Open Studios over for a while. Lots of lovely visitors as usual.  Thank you to you all for visiting me and for your enthusiasm for and interest in my paintings.

Looking forward to starting on one of 2 recent commissions tomorrow. 

A word of apology re the quality of some of the new images.  For some reason my computer has turned grumpy again and refuses to let me upload photos from my new iPad - which is where the majority of new images and videos are stored. 

Last day of the Vernon Mill Open Studios today.  10am - 4.30pm.

Date confirmation 

You are cordially invited to the Preview evening of my Solo exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery., Wellington Rd, Stockport, Cheshire.

Date.  Saturday 3 October 2015 in the East and West Galleries.

Friday 17 April 2015.

Tonight's the night.  

Vernon Mill Spring show previews tonight from 7-9.30pm. Join us to view  some exciting artwork. Live music, drinks and nibbles.

See poster below.

__Anglesy Open Studios opens  on Saturday 28 March. It's quite an experience if you've never been before as the studios are all so different. They include barns and farms, clifftop cottages, houses, shops, garages and village halls and libraries. Not to mention a sample of work from each participating artist in the David Hughes Centre,Beaumaris and Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead.

Most studios are grouped together in clusters for ease of visiting one area at a time. The weather is good(at the moment), the sea is sparkling and you are assured of a warm welcome if you fancy a day out. 

2 new paintings taken to Colourfield Gallery, Poynton. Pop in and view the work in this lovely gallery if you are nearby.

Also - visit  for Anglesey Open Studios on line catalogue 2015

tel. 01407 763 361 


February 2015

New Page on the web site

3 new examples of some of the paintings I have been working on lately, more of which can be seen at the venues below.

 I love painting the geometric style and like to lose myself in creating the long panels of colour which represent the abstract aerial view of the landscape.

 Equally I enjoy the more free style works inspired by places which are usually familiar to me. In these paintings I experience a subconsciously emotional response to my work and the choice of colour is purely instinctive.    

Dates for your diary 2015.

Anglesey Open Studios.  From Sat. 28 March - Sun. 12 April.

Pop in to see latest paintings.

 My cottage/studio will be open on any of the following days from 11am - 5pm.  

 Sat. 28 and Sun.29 March and 2 -7 April inclusive.

 Click on the Anglesey Arts Forum link on my web site or go to for on line catalogue and directions to all participating artists studios. 


Bramhall Art Society.  Preview night Thurs 9 April. 7-9 p.m.  Open Fri 10, Sat. 11 April 10 am - 6.00pm and Sun.12 April 10am - 5.00pm

At The Village Club, Lumb Lane, Bramhall.

Fee admission.  Large free carpark.


Vernon Mill  Open  Studios -    Preview  Night  Fri. 17 April 7-9pm, continues Sat. 18 and Sun.19 April 10 am - 5.00pm.

 Vernon Mill,Mersey St., Portwood, Stockport, SK1 2HX


Stockport Art Gallery -   

Wellington Road South, Stockport.  SK3 8AB

Solo exhibition. Sept. 29 - 19 Nov. 

More details later and I'll also show you a sneak preview of one or two pieces nearer the time! 

 Hope you will be able join us at one or all of the venues. All welcome.

With very best wishes,

From Judith


Click on      Click on Artists Profiles 

The Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead and the David Hughes Centre, Beaumaris, (next to the castle)  will also be hosting exhibitions of  Anglesey Arts Forum Artists work during the Open Studios.  

  Each artist will submit either 1 or 2 paintings. 

A new picture of the sea today on' Paintings of the Sea' page, (funnily enough):)    Something to remind us that this cold weather will pass and that 2015 will soon be here. 


 One new painting up on 'Latest paintings' page. Been painting lots of new work.

  I'll be showing you more on the website soon.

New exhibitions planned for 2015 - very exciting. More news in the New Year. 

 It was great to see you all at the Open Studios.  As I didn't photograph some of the paintings that went to new homes here is one of them,a work in progress called " Garden Trellis", painted alla prima in the garden this Summer.

  Back in the studio today working on new semi-abstracts and more small  paintings of the sea.

You are warmly invited to the Vernon Mill Open Studios this weekend. Preview night Fri. 10 Oct. 7-9pm.   There will be lots of new work on show by over 40 artists. My studio is  - Studio 4  at the far end of the 3rd. floor on the left. It would be lovely to see you if you can make it.


This photograph was taken at the Stockport Open Exhibition, Stockport Art Gallery last year by my friend and colleague Eva Hamilton-Fisher. Only just found it.  Thank you Eva for this record of the preview evening.  Sadly the Stockport Open was unable to take place this year.  Here's to next year. 

Thank you to everyone who visited  me over the weekend in Beaumaris and Menai Bridge.  I was surprised to see so many people and to sell so many paintings in Menai.  It was lovely to see you all.  I will be putting some  paintings  measuring 21x26 cm up on the website soon.  These will be available either framed or  unframed and are easy to send through the post.


August/September/October 2014.

Dates for your diary. I will be exhibiting new work at the following venues:-

Canolfan Beaumaris,  LL58 8AF

 Exhibition of work by 8 artists.  "Island Perspectives"

When:-    Sat. 30 August - Tues.23 September 2014

Preview evening Fri. 29 August 6-8 pm.

 All welcome.


Coming soon.  East Cheshire Hospice Art Fair.  

When:- Fri. 26 - Sat. 4 Oct. 10am - 5pm daily.

Where:- Macclesfield Old Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield.  SK10 1EA

Official Opening:-  Fri. 26 Sept.  6-9pm.

All welcome.



Menai Bridge Food festival

When:-   Sat.30 August - Sat 6 September. Please note we have only been asked to exhibit paintings on the 1st Saturday. More details to follow.

All Welcome



"Lilac Frost" 

One of my new oil painting in light pastel tones. It has a heavily textured sculptured surface which gives it an extra dimension when viewed from different angles.  Painted on a strong box canvas, it needs no frame. It is the first of a planned series of abstract paintings  based on simple landscapes with the emphasis on subtle colour combinations and design.


Been out sketching while the weather is so glorious.  Recharging my batteries and letting the ideas flow - this time in the Cheshire countryside.  Trying to get a sense of place and absorbing the atmosphere to hopefully channel into my paintings.

4 new paintings taken today to Colourfield Gallery, Poynton, Cheshire.

 Three are shown on my "latest paintings" page, and one I forgot to photograph!!.  This seems to have happened, (in spite of good intentions),  with many of the 15 paintings sold last month at the 3 venues mentioned below,so apologies to those of you who have bought paintings and have not had them recorded.  Perhaps you may like to email a photo of the painting you bought and I'll put it up on the website if you wish.


 A big welcome to everyone. Pop in to see new work and have a chat with the artists.

APRIL  2014

Vernon Mill Spring Open Studios.

 Preview Fri. 4 April 7-9.30,  Sat.5, Sun. 6 April. 10 - 4pm. Artists studios open on floors 3 and 4.   My studio is on the 3rd floor B6 studio 4.  Drop in to see new work and work in progress. 


Bramhall Art Society exhibition:- Fri 26,Sat 27,Sun 28 April.  Bramhall Village Club,Lumb Lane , Bramhall  Times 10-6pm except Sun 10-5pm.

Free admission.  Large car park.  Refreshments

All welcome


 The Chapel Gallery exhibition, Langollen ends in March 2014..

Look forward to seeing you at some or all of these if you can make it.



 Thanks to everyone who visited  at the Anglesey Open Studios over the last 2 weekends. A special thank you to those of you who bought paintings.  I am really enjoying meeting you all. You are such an interesting and diverse bunch and I feel I have made new friends. I'm open again tomorrow, Tues. 21 April and again the following Sat. And Sunday. 11am-5pm. If you feel like popping in to visit.

The Anglesey Open Studio Guide  is up on the Anglesey arts forum website.

Also go onto the website below to see more work from each artist.

Go to Members profiles - artists name- and click on image for information about each artist.

Remember to book early if you would like the free coach to ferry you around, or you can just select the people who's work you wish to see and make your own way.   Pick up points and info. are on the forum website. Look forward to meeting some of you.  Have a great time. 

 Anglesey Open Studios

12-27 April.  I am in what is called the Rhosneigr cluster in case anyone would like to take advantage of the free bus. My Cottage/studio will be open on selected dates as follows:-   Sat. 12, Sun. 13 April 11-5pm, Fri. 18 - Tues 22 April 11-5pm, Sat. 26, Sun 27 April 11-5pm.  Enjoy a day out in Anglesey when many artists all over the island open up their studios to the public

Replenishing my stock of new paintings now. Three new ones on site today and several others reserved for exhibitions.     

Been doing commissions too, lately which I love. 


I am  taking part in a shared exhibiting of new work at the Rhyl Library Gallery in Denbighshire, N. Wales from 16 November 2013 to 11 January 2014.   The preview is on Fri. 15 Nov. from 7-9pm for those wishing to attend.  It promises to be a very exciting exhibition, with several well known artists represented

Every now and then I have to do a painting of the sea.  I suppose it's because I spend such a long time looking at it. 

 The new page on the site is dedicated to paintings of the sea and that is the new title.  These two new works were painted from memory so apologies to anyone who is familiar with the area and it's not exactly as you remember it.

From time to time I will be adding another "Sea" painting. Let me know if you have a favourite.

Stockport Art Gallery'

The Vernon |Mill Artists will be holding  an exhibition here 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2014. We are each invited to exhibit 2-3 pieces of work  Preview Sat. 16 Nov. 6-9pm.  All Welcome. Come along and join in the fun, bring your friends and see our newest work.

 Here is a link to my Saatchi web page.  

A big thank you to all the people who popped in to see my work at the Vernon Mill over the weekend.  It was lovely chat with you.  A special thanks to all those who bought paintings too. Not had chance to put them all on the site yet. 

The Vernon Mill Open Studio event previews on Friday 4 October from 7pm - 9.30pm. 2013.  All welcome.

It continues: -

 Sat. 5 Oct   10am-7pm.and Sun.6 Oct.10am-5pm.

Some studios will also be open the following weekend as usual.Vernon Mill Open Studios 2013 

          Judith Donaghy, 3rd. floor, B6 Studio 4

The owner of Gallery 23, Staylybridge has kindly requested some paintings.  Should have some ready depicting Staylybridge and surrounding moorland for beginning of September 2013  

Don't forget to visit the Stockport Open Contemporary Art Exhibition now showing at the Stockport Art Gallery until the end of August 2013. 

The Vernon Mill Open Studio event previews on Friday 4 October from 7pm - 9.30pm. 2013.  All welcome.

It continues: -

 Sat. 5 Oct   10am-7pm.and Sun.6 Oct.10am-5pm.

Some studios will also be open the following weekend as usual.

If you are anywhere near Beaumaris, Anglesey, take a look at the lovely Janet Bell Gallery.  I dropped off 4 new paintings there on Wednesday crisply framed in contemporary white wooden frames.

I've just updated my website with some recent paintings.  More to come a little later.

New paintings in the Albany art gallery, Cardiff.

New paintings on the "Latest work" page plus a few other changes.  Look out for more news soon re. Summer exhibitions.

Also giclee prints now available of  selected  paintings on the New Collection page. 


Anglesey Day 

this event took place in the House of Commons in London.  Along with a handful of other artists I was fortunate enough to be asked to to provide a painting which was displayed as part of a a promotional event for the island. See "New work"page

Lets hope the event encouraged more people to visit Anglesey!.


Thank you to all the lovely people who came to visit me during the Anglesey Open Studio event this year, it was so nice to meet you and have a little chat.  A special thanks to all those who bought my paintings.  Enjoy!



Bramhall Art Society opens its doors again for the 46th  annual exhibition on Fri. April 5 - Sat 6 Sun 7.  10am - 5pm daily.

  Free admission and car park at The Village Club, Lumb Lane, Bramhall 

Hi everyone,

Anglesey Open Studios (AAW) starts Sat 23 March 2013 and ends Sun 7 April.  Go to to see on line catalogue which will be published soon.

The days I will be open are as follows:-  March 23, 24 25 26 and  Thurs. 28.( For the Official Anglesey Arts weeks coach) ).  Also Sat.30 Mar. - to Tues 2 April inclusive.  Time 11am-5pm 

  Pop in to view new paintings and work in progress. Have a chat and a cuppa.

I believe there will be a free bus to Rhosneigr  on Thurs. 28 March.  Booking strongly recommended.

Find my address and directions in the catalogue 

 If anyone is near Cardiff, I have 3 new paintings in the winter exhibition at The Albany Gallery.  The exhibition continues until the end of December.

Also   -   at The Everyman Gallery in Chorlton, Manchester until the end of December.

For galleries who have been kind enough to exhibit my work in 2012.... a very big thank you.  Put my name into Google and click on images for some of the venues

 EXHIBITION    at Oriel Pendeitch, Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL30 1BB.  

 From 1Sept. - 1Nov. 2012.  Opening time 9.30am - 4.30pm each day.

  Preview night Fri. Aug. 31 at 6.30pm.  All welcome.

  4 of my paintings have been selected and will be available to view and buy at the above gallery which is across from the castle.  Each painting has a Welsh theme.

All works are oil on canvas and are framed.

Anglesey - On Monday 4June I will be at the village hall, Llanfaelog to judge an art exhibition of childrens' paintings.  There are three categories for children from 3 - 16 years of age.

 The winning pictures will be announced at 1pm and prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd and third winners in each group.  

New Book. "Semi-abstract paintings in Oil". by Judith Donaghy

Vernon Mill Open 

          Judith Donaghy, 3rd. floor, B6 Studio 4

Receiving award at The Stockport Open Contemporary Art Exhibition July 2011.

Here is the picture, Harvest Fields With Apricot Sky.

 Copyright Judith Donaghy 2011