Blaise Smith has recently completed a portrait of eight scientists for the Royal irish Academy. See more here:

8 Scientists

The painting is currently on view in the Royal Irish Academy on Dawson Street, Dublin.

He has also just completed a major commission for the OPW and Waterford City and County Council. Waterford 2016 is a panoramic landscape painting of the city. It is 5 metres (16 feet) wide and made up of 52 separate panels. The painting took over 6 months to complete. It was launched in October and is on permanent display in the Vestibule of Waterford County Hall next to the Theatre Royal. 

You can listen to a Lyric FM radio interview with Blaise about the project here:

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Blaise Smith unwraps Waterford 2016 - picture: Patrick Browne

Small size Waterford painting

Waterford 2016 - click to enlarge

You can see a short (7 minute) film about the background to the painting here:

Also a quick 1 minute  preview of some of the individual panels:

All text and images © Blaise Smith 2010