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Opening night

That’s a wrap- safely tucking my louboutin heels away for the night after the most amazing launch evening in my new gallery. Thank you to my amazing […]

Grateful

Dream come true Tonight I will stand behind my counter in @jrooneyartandhome for the first time and welcome my first guests into my stunning new gallery and […]

Dreams coming true

Following my recent collaboration with the fabulous @jay_n_co to see my Art on luxury velvet and incorporated in the design of these bespoke statement chairs makes my […]

Celebrity launch

I’m so excited to announce that the absolutely fabulous Interior designer Paul Moneypenny, as seen on this year’s BBC2 Interior Design Masters, is officially opening my new […]

Interviews

I had a lovely morning holding interviews in @jrooneyartandhome I can’t wait to add my new Art Gallery Assistant to my team.

Interiors

After painters, plasterers, electricians, plumbers & cleaners have worked their magic in @jrooneyartandhome the fun bit starts-the interior! I’m so excited to see my vision unfold.

Taking shape

I’m so excited to be starting to hang my Art in my new gallery, @jrooneyartandhome So much has gone into getting it to this stage and it […]

The power of colour

The power of colour…. What do you think of the new colours on my gallery? Still lots to do but it’s really taking shape.

Excited

I can’t contain my excitement to share more information about my new venture. In a few weeks I will be opening the doors of the stunning period […]

What could it be?

I’m getting something stunning made for my new studio- any guesses what this might become?…..

Follow your heart

“Remember that dream was planted in your heart for a reason” Feeling forever grateful to have listened to my heart! I hope I inspire others to do […]

Serendipity

The first of my designer armchair range, following my collaboration with @jay_n_co was completed today and minutes later the postman delivered my new @jay_n_co book! Two special […]

Jumping for joy

I’m jumping for joy to share with you my latest venture. I am currently breathing new life into this beautiful period property in the heart of Rostrevor. […]

Game changer

I picked up a very special set of keys today! I can’t wait to share this very exciting new chapter of my journey with you all….

Home studio

I’m feeling very grateful for my morning commute! The spring flowers planted by PR Landscapes, behind my studio, make me smile every day & inspire the colours […]

Exciting times

“The greatest legacy we can leave our children is happy memories” Og Mandino I had a very exciting film shoot yesterday and loved that my boys were […]

Ulster Tatler

I spy with my little eye, a lovely write up in the latest edition of the Ulster Tatler,  celebrating my recent collaboration with the fabulous Jay Blades […]

Filming

I had another exciting day of filming in my studio today.  My second television appearance  is coming very soon and I can’t wait to share all of […]

Television debut

I’m on such a high after my TV debut on UTV Life last night – Jay Blade’s words were the most special part for me. Thank you […]

Pre-launch

I can’t contain my excitement…. To celebrate being featured on the fabulous UTV Life tomorrow evening, I’ve been working really hard behind the scenes on the pre-launch […]

Luxury velvet furniture

“There are two things that make a room timeless, a sense of history and a piece of the future” Charlotte Moss Introducing the first piece in my […]

Cushions galore

Is there such a thing as too many cushions? Pre-orders for my new luxury velvet homeware range launching in a few days….

UTV Life

I’m so excited to be making my TV debut on ITV Life this Thursday, 8th of April 2021 at 7:30pm with Pamela Ballantine  Such a lovely interview […]

Local Women magazine

I’m delighted to be featured in the latest issue of Local Women magazine, celebrating my recent collaboration with the fabulous Jay Blades and upcoming new homewares collection.

Teamwork

I spy with my little eye ….. Our new coffee cups! My husband @evanlaycoffee and I have joined forces to design them and we hope you agree […]

Sit with me

Sit with me… Sit with me Where the sky meets the sea Where the water flows And the world is at peace Sit with me Where the […]

Lights, camera, action.

I had another exciting and busy day filming for a very different television feature. Watch this space to hear more very soon …..

BBC Radio Ulster

I was honoured to chat to John Toal on BBC Radio Ulster about my Art on the 27th of March 2021. During the interview we discussed my […]

Belfast Telegraph

Thank you so much to the Belfast Telegraph for this lovely article today on my exciting collaboration with Jay Blades and upcoming range of luxury velvet homewares.

Belfast Live

Thank you so much to Belfast Live for this lovely feature, celebrating my collaboration with the amazing Jay Blades and my new range of homewares about to […]

TV Debut

My paintings absolutely loved being filmed last week, definitely not as camera shy as me 😉 We’ll be making our T.V debut on UTV Life on the […]

Belfast Newsletter

I was delighted to be featured in the Belfast Newsletter about my upcoming collaboration with BBC’s “The Repair Shop” presenter, Jay Blades. I shared my excitement about […]

Life is short

Life is too short I spent a special evening playing music with my dad in my studio last night to get into the St.Patrick’s Day spirit, We […]

Exciting times

A very exciting day of filming happened in our home today and I can’t wait to share it with you very soon.

First Cushion

The first cushion in my luxury homewares collection has been created. I am so pleased with how it has turned out. We have a little tweaking and […]

Photoshoot

I had a very exciting photoshoot in my favourite local hotel, The Whistledown this week. The decor and ambience is the perfect complement to my Art and […]

Whirlwind

Whirlwind What a phenomenal week! *A full page spread in the Mourne Observer, *A 12 page spread of our home @renovatingcherryhill in Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living […]

Collaboration

Thank you so much to Ireland’s Homes Interiors & Living for sharing this photo of the stunning chair @jay_n_co designed inspired by my painting. I couldn’t feel […]

Home Feature

It was an absolute honour to have our home @renovatingcherryhill featured in a 12 page spread in the fabulous Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine in March […]

Dream coming true

Seeing my original printing transferred unto luxury velvet is the most amazing feeling in the world. The colours sing and dance with this fabric and I can’t […]

Sneak Peek

Sharing a glimpse of my dream come true, thanks to the amazing Jay Blades. I can’t wait to share the rest of the story with you very […]

The perfect match

How stunning is this design from @jay_n_co beside my painting? I feel truly honoured that Jay Blades commissioned me to create this vibrant original painting to complement […]

Mourne Observer Feature

A massive thank you to Amy Sara for the lovely article in the Mourne Observer on 3rd of March. I hope my story continues to inspire others […]

Jumping For Joy

🌟I’m so excited to share my exciting news with you all. 🌟In the middle of the pandemic I received a phone call that would change my life! […]

Synergy

🌟Collaboration 🌟 What do you think of my husband’s new Evanlay Coffee labels? My barista hubby and I have joined forces to combine our passions for art […]

Magazine Feature

I was honoured to have a full page feature in the latest edition of the Women In Business NI magazine. Such a celebration of trailblazing local women […]

GLOWING

I was honoured to be invited to a live interview with Glow Ni on 29th January 2021 Glow ni provide vital mental health and well-being programmes for […]

Eamonn Holmes

When the absolute gentleman Eamonn Holmes owns a piece of your work, life is pretty wonderful. Eamonn described this mini original Harland and Wolff painting as being […]

Mourne Observer

I was delighted with this lovely article by Amy Sara in the Mourne Observer on the 27th of January 2021 Celebrating my recent feature in Vogue Magazine […]

Vogue

When British Vogue contacts you to ask if they can feature your Art work in not one but 3 issues – happiness is an understatement! I’m loving […]

Proud boys

My husband and two little boys presented me with a very special present recently. This personalised number plate completes my new car so perfectly. A reminder of […]

Photo shoot

I had a very exciting photo shoot of this very special piece recently. Andrew Mackin expertly captured it for an exclusive design project I’m working on with […]

Belfast Newsletter

I was absolutely delighted to be featured in the Belfast Newsletter on 8th January answering questions on all things cultural. It was lovely to reflect on my […]

Newry Reporter

I was honoured when the Newry Reporter got in touch to interview me about my recent collaboration with the fabulous designer and TV presenter Jay Blades. The […]

Podcast

I was delighted to be invited by Granite Podcast Studio to record a podcast interview with the fabulous Sarah Travers on 8th December 2020. The interview was […]

Collaboration

Art in the bathroom? Yes please! I was delighted when a local bathroom designer, New Design Bathrooms, got in touch to ask if he could use my […]

Ulster Tatler

I was delighted to feature in the December 2020 issue of the Ulster Tatler charting about staycations. Lots of inspiration for places to go to in Ireland!

Vogue

When British Vogue magazine contacts you and wants to feature you in their magazine gallery, you know you’re doing something right! I was delighted to feature in […]

Eakin Gallery

From 4th November 2020, I’m delighted to add the prestigious Eakin Gallery in Belfast to my list of outlets. This Lisburn Road Gallery exhibits the finest artists […]

Video Interview

I was honoured to be asked to feature in a video shoot on 1st November 2020 to showcase my experience of the Digital Growth Programme which I […]

Ulster Bank Competition

I was delighted to be asked to provide the prizes for a recent competition for the Ulster Bank, celebrating the launch of their new £20 note. Five […]

Belfast Telegraph

I was delighted to be featured in Belfast Telegraph on the 16th October sharing insights into my health and well-being. I definitely feel a positive mindset can […]

Jay Blades Collaboration

I am truly honoured to see designer and presenter of BBCs “The Repair Shop” Jay Blades sharing my Art on his social media channels. I feel it […]

Inspiring Others

I was delighted to be invited to speak in Made in Mourne on 18th September 2020 at a business workshop. I really hope I helped to inspire […]

Made In Mourne

Business Meeting I had a very productive business meeting with Jenna Stevenson, CEO of the fabulous Made In Mourne in Kilkeel. Made in Mourne is a stunning space […]

Business Eye Magazine

I was honoured to be featured in Business Eye Magazine on the 3rd of September 2020. This article highlighted the growth of my business following my recent […]

The Newsletter

I was delighted to be featured in the Newsletter on the 27th August 2020 sharing the story of opening my new studio. Such an exciting development and […]

Belfast Telegraph

I was delighted to celebrate my business growth success in a lovely feature in the Belfast Telegraph on the 25th August 2020. I’ve felt extremely grateful for […]

Filming

I had a fabulous video shoot with Ryan from Take Two Studio on 12th August. It was lovely to shoot on location in the places that inspire […]

The Irish News

It was an honour to share my story with the Irish News on 11th Aug 2020. The feature was a great chance to reveal more about my […]

Belfast Telegraph

I was delighted to be featured in the Belfast Telegraph on the 1st August 2020. The interview was a lovely chance to share more about my life […]

New Studio.

In July 2020 I was delighted to open my first bespoke, purpose built art studio. Built by my brother, it is the perfect space to showcase and […]

Front Page Feature

I was delighted to be featured on the front page of the Irish News in June 2020. This article celebrated the success of the exciting collaboration with […]

Finalist

I was delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the Women In Business pitching competition in March 2020 I was chosen as one of 6 […]

Award

I was delighted to have met and received my #SBS award from Theo Paphitis in Birmingham in February 2020 I was over the moon to be chosen […]

Newspaper Article

I was delighted to be featured in the Mourne Observer in January 2020. This article was to highlight the success of the fabulous “Grow Your Business” course […]

Christmas Exhibition

I was delighted to exhibit in the fabulous Granite exchange again in November 2019 A mulled wine, and live music reception set the ambience for a very […]

Going Global

I was delighted to be selected to go on a global trade mission to Philadelphia in October 2019. Such an amazing experience and exciting opportunity to showcase […]

Love Your Home Belfast

I was delighted to exhibit at the prestigious Love Your Home Show in the TEC Belfast in October 2019. Such an inspirational weekend and so lovely to meet […]

Gratitude

Following my successful solo exhibition in Granite Exchange, Newry. I presented them with a gift of a special piece to hang in their beautiful building as a token […]

Magazine Feature

I was delighted to be featured in the fabulous online “Beautiful Jobs” magazine in October 2019. This article was a lovely celebration of my work so far […]

Award winning

I was delighted to have received the Jacqueline Gold Wow award on Twitter in December 2019 I was over the moon to be chosen for this prestigious […]

Solo Exhibition

I was delighted to hold a solo exhibition in the fabulous Granite exchange on 1st August 2019. A wine and canapé reception set the ambience for a […]

New Outlet

I was delighted to add Traynor’s Furnishings, Dungannon, to my outlets in July 2019. My canvas prints really complement the array of beautiful furniture in this fabulous […]

New Outlet

I was absolutely honoured to add Meala, Belfast, to my outlets in June 2019 . This fabulous interior design studio is situated in the stunning PM lighting […]

Show Home

Did you know I studied Interior Design alongside my Art degree? I love to advise clients on the best piece of Art to compete and complement their […]

New Outlet

I was absolutely honoured to add the Donard Hotel, Newcastle, to my outlets in May 2019. This newly updated hotel sits in the heart of the bustling […]

New Outlet

I was absolutely honoured to add Carlingford Design house, to my outlets in March 2019. Having visited this beautiful shop many times, it was lovely to have […]

Magazine Feature

I was delighted to be featured in the fabulous Ireland’s Homes Interiors and Living magazine in February 2019. This creative profile article was a lovely celebration of […]

New Gallery

I was absolutely honoured to add The Yard Gallery, Holywood to my outlets in January 2019. Having visited this stunning gallery over the years, it was a […]

Christmas Exhibition

I was delighted to hold a solo pop up exhibition in Made In Mourne in December 2018. Mulled wine, mince pies and live music courtesy of my […]

Love Your Home Dublin

I was delighted to exhibit at the prestigious Love Your Home Show in May 2018. This fabulous event was held in the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Such […]

INTO Award

Award Winning I was delighted to have received the INTO Artist of the year award in May 2019 My painting inspired by the Flagstaff view in Newry […]

Meet The Maker

I was honoured to be invited to a “Meet The Maker” event in Made In Mourne in April 2018. Customers were able to watch me create a […]

sketch and sip

Sketch and Sip

I recently held a very successful “Sketch and Sip “ evening in the fabulous, “Made In Mourne” creative hub in Kilkeel, Co. Down.    My 12 enthusiastic […]

Slieve Donard Exhibition

Slieve Donard Exhibition

I held my favourite ever solo exhibition in May this year in the fabulous Slieve Donard Resort and Spa In Newcastle Co. Down. The setting and backdrop […]

Meet the maker

Meet the maker

As resident artist in “ Made In Mourne “ in Kilkeel I was honoured to be invited to demonstrate my artistic skills there during August craft month.  […]