PORTRAIT DRAWINGS at Russborough Art Car Boot Fair

2up Pj And Blaise Drawings



To book a portrait Sitting with PJ Lynch or Blaise Smith RHA, please fill out the form below. 

Each sitting will be 30 minutes each and drawings are priced at €100. A drawing will be of one individual only. We will be drawing outdoors, and the public are welcome to watch us while we work.

Adults, preteens and teenagers are welcome as subjects. However although PJ and Blaise enjoy drawing younger Children it is difficult for under 10s to sit really still for a sustained half an hour (especially in what will be very distracting surroundings) so please no children under 10 for this particular event. Thanks.

Sittings are limited and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis. (If you wish to book siblings please fill out the form again and a separate drawing will be done of each sibling). When all available slots are gone this online form will be taken down... 

To confirm a slot please 

1. Book at least one €10 tick to the Art Car Boot Fair  on Sunday 9th September in Russborough House Here at EVENT BRITE

2. Fill out and send the below form and when you recieve a reply please return the Eventbrite Confirmation Email

3. Once that is received we will get in touch to confirm and allocate a time for your portrait sitting. 

Portrait Drawings Booking Form for Sunday 9th September

BOOKED OUT - SORRY - but please come along and see us in Action by booking a ticket to the Art Car Boot Fair Below OR please subscribe above for notifications about Future Events like this - Thank you

Some Conditions: 

Drawings are €100 each, payable on the day. The drawing will take 30 minutes.

Only 8 slots available for each Artist in the one day so it is a first come first served basis.


Each sitter will sit for a half hour and will get a result like the drawings illustrated above - Sittings will go from 11am - 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm in half hour slots and the times will be allocated by lot. 

Children must be accompanied by an Adult.

Informnation in this FORM  is collected solely for the purpose of taking bookings for this event and will not be used in any other way. It will be destroyed after the event. If you wish to be on Blaise Smith RHA's email list please use the other form at the top of the Home Page - Thanks


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A contemporary art event like no other, an art world mash-up of the car boot sale with the contemporary art fair! 

The very best of Ireland’s contemporary artists sell affordable artworks and collectibles directly to the public or do performative activities such as portrait sketches. 

Participating artists include Vera Klute ARHA, Gabhann Dunne, PJ Lynch, Gillian Lawler, Blaise Smith RHA, Joe Dunne RHA, Helen Blake, Sean Molloy, Nicky Hooper, Monika Crowley, Yanny Petters, Eoin MacLochlainn, Hugh Cummins, Paul Murnaghan, Oscar Fouz Lopez, Catherine Barron and many, many more. Small original works by these artists fetch hundreds or thousands of euro but at this fair, budding collectors can buy something fun and affordable made just for this event or during the event. Get in early to have your portrait sketched by Children’s Laureate P J Lynch, Hennessy Portrait award winner Vera Klute or Women on Walls portraitist, Blaise Smith. The National Print Museum will be there with their outreach van customising prints and running workshops.

The Art Car Boot Fair will take place on Russborough's majestic carriage Sweep at the front of the house. Russborough in Blessington, Co Wicklow has a long association with Fine Art in Ireland and is home to the extensive Beit collection of art and antiques, as well as donated collections to the Miltown and Beit wings of The National Gallery.

Book tickets to the Art Car Boot Fair

As you can gather 40 Artists will be bringing all manner of objects to the Art Car Boot Fair. And therefore, apart from doing portrait drawings Blaise Smith will also have in his boot his Limited Edition Artist's Studio Clocks and a Drawing Bot which will produce automated drawings - part of a new series and Signed by the Artist. Selected signed catalogues and Waterford Panorama Card decks also available.

Artist’s Studio Clocks - Suitable for Visual artists, Writers, Sculptors, Poests, Musicians, some Architects, Filmakers and occassionally a Photographer. A very small and unique edition of 50 @€50 each, signed and with an edition number 

Signed Robot Drawings €35 each unframed. Can be selected, then made by the Robot while you wait.

Clock and robo@0,5x

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