Botanical Paintings by Susan Sex and ‘Kells Bay Reflections’ by Pauline Bewick
If you wish to purchase one of these limited edition prints from the originals by Susan Sex or Pauline Bewick please send me an email.
Each print is individually numbered and personally signed by Susan Sex or Pauline Bewick.
We have a small number of prints of a wonderful commissioned work by Pauline Bewick in 2014, titled, ‘Looking out the window at Kells Bay‘.
We also have 8 prints available of Susan Sex amazing botanical paintings: Blechnum chilense, Blechnum fluviatile, Blechnum tabulare, Cyathea australis, Cyathea medullaris and Dicksonia squarrosa and the 2 Camellia species which are from Kells Bay Gardens.
All of the prints may be viewed in our Conservatory Café. Click the images for a larger preview. Sizes stated are the approximate size of the prints when framed.
Kells Bay Reflections (Bewick 2022)
In 2014 Pauline Bewick completed the magnificent painting Looking out the window at Kells Bay. This painting, from the drawing-room window depicts the Jubaea chilensis and the glories of Kells Bay Gardens alongside some of Bewick’s recurrent themes. So familiar to and coveted by Kells Bay guests, a recent visitor asked Billy to name his price for the piece. He politely refused.
Alas the limited-edition prints are long since sold and now even the postcards are prized souvenirs.
Therefore, in late 2021 Kells’ proprietor Billy Alexander approached Pauline as she enjoyed a coffee on his terrace and inveigled her into accepting a commission for another painting.
The result is the original and wonderful Kells Bay Reflections, an elemental and focussed composition, which contrasts the ancient fern landscape of the gardens with the Dingle Bay of Pauline’s earliest memories. The timeless vista of peninsula, bay, sky and sun is inhabited by boats and plants, mutely acknowledging a human presence.
The collage of proud fern-fronds, precision engineered by Francis Joy, presenting proud of the painting, bestows an inspired dimension of depth evocative of the mysterious Primeval Forest within the gardens.
A signed and numbered limited edition of this unique piece is available for €600.
Pauline Bewick ‘Looking out the Window at Kells Bay’ Painting
This painting, specially commissioned from the artist was begun on a sunny spring day in April 2014, during Pauline’s visit to us. The perspective, from the north-facing drawing room window,enjoys a view over the gardens and across the bay to the Dingle peninsula. In her unique style Pauline has captured the magnificent Chilean Wine Palm, a frond of the garden’s famous Dicksonia Antarctica tree ferns, and an exotic sense of the otherness of this wonderful place.
Those familiar with Pauline’s work will discern evocative echoes of her lifetime journey, grounded in a specific moment and her familiarity with this beautiful piece of the Kerry landscape, near which she has resided for many years.