The Irish School of Landscape Painting, founded by Kenneth Webb in 1957, is the original and foremost Holiday Painting School in Ireland. Each summer the School offers courses in some of Ireland’s most breathtaking locations. With 50 years experience, these are chosen carefully, taking into account each participants skills. Summer painting courses are conducted in Wicklow and Connemara by experienced professional artists. Absolute beginners as well as advanced students, are equally welcome. Individual expression is encouraged in an instructive and friendly atmosphere.

Below is an example of Susan painting an oil demonstration at Sally Gap in the Dublin Mountains from one of the Wicklow Courses. All the courses include on-site training and demonstrations in oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastels or mixed media.

Learn invaluable lessons of how to compose a picture on site as explained in easy to follow steps. Over the years, we have perfected a method and style that suits the wide range of artists that attend our courses

Whether in Wicklow or in the West of Ireland, we try to give you the tutoring that you need in a friendly atmosphere where students help each other and enjoy themselves.  Demonstrations from working artists followed by personal tutorials, help to give focus to the day.


Kenneth Webb, ATD (Hons), RWA, FRSA.
Internationally known artist Kenneth Webb is represented in Ireland by the Kenny Gallery, Galway and the James Gallery,Dublin and Dalkey: in the U.K. by W.H. Patterson, Mayfair, London.
In 1953 he was appointed Head of the Painting School, Ulster College of Art. In 1957 he founded the Irish School of Landscape Painting and has since lectured for Queen’s University Belfast, and in the Tate Gallery, and National Gallery, London.
Publications include “Kenneth Webb” (1974) Shenval Press, London, and “Webb, a Profile” by Thomas Kenny (1990). An inspiring teacher, many of his past pupils are members of professional bodies, RHA, RUA, etc.. He now spends less time teaching and is a visiting Tutor at the Irish School of Landscape Painting.

Click here to view Kenneth Webb’s gallery
Susan Webb, DA.

Click here to view Susan Webb’s gallery 
Born in Newtownards, Co. Down, 1962, daughter of well known artists Kenneth Webb and Joan Webb. Exhibited with a group of Irish artists in the Mall Galleries, London, 1978. She now exhibits at the James Gallery, Dalkey and Dublin; and the Kenny Gallery, Galway. She is involved with the Equestrian Society of Artists, won the prestigious “Spirit of Galway” award for one of her fine equestrian paintings, and has shown with the Oireachtas, the Society of Women Artists, and runs solo exhibitions in Ireland and the U.K.
Susan has contributed to an Arts Council sponsored tour of America. She now runs the Irish School of Landscape Painting, started by her father 40 years ago. She is an excellent teacher, sharing valuable expertise in many disciplines, with her students. A skill that was invaluable during her work with the Watercolour Challenge programme shown on Channel 4 during 1999.


RiverRun Studio


Ashford is on the N11, 28 miles from
Dublin and four miles from Wicklow in easy reach of “Ballykissangel” country.
It is ideally situated for exploring various
beauty spots in the Garden of Ireland
including the famous Mount Usher
Gardens, The Devil’s Glen and the Glen
of the Downs. RiverRun Studio is
located outside of the village of Ashford,
with its mature garden and the Vartry River running through the 13 acre woodland property. The private river walk path winds alongside the river, giving excellent painting or just a peaceful retreat for a picnic lunch. Both the Wicklow and Dublin Mountain ranges are forty minutes drive from RiverRun providing wild and dramatic views to paint.

The Blue Door Studio



Welcome to the Blue Door Studio, 16 Prince of Wales Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.


The Blue Door is very conveniently situated two thirds of the way down Prince of Wales Terrace, just 5 minutes walk from the Sandymount DART station or 5 minutes walk from the buses running along the Merrion Road.  7 minutes walk from the RDS.  Pay parking available at the top of the Terrace and a few parking spaces in the Blue Door’s driveway.      View of Front Garden and Terrace at the Blue Door Studio                              

Our Working Space


Cezanne demonstration given by Susan Webb in oils at the Blue Door Studio on September 1st 2015, starting off our autumn term of morning painting classes.


Students working from the Still Life based upon Cezanne and using Susan’s demonstration as a guide on how to select  and draw in the composition, then block in the main tones and colours to establish the base of the painting.

Set for the Renoir demonstration Oct 2014

Lecture and Explanation


Demonstration and Final Discussion with Kenneth and Susan Webb