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Commissions by Liam Horner.

View of Church Island with cows

 

"In 2007, as part of the fundraising for Anahorish School  I was commissioned to do a painting for Seamus Heaney. I decided to paint a view of Church Island, Bellaghy since it had meant so much to him."


Following the presentation, I received a letter from Seamus dated the 12th December 2007 in which he said; 
"Dear Liam, the gift of your picture last Friday night was a great surprise and a great pleasure.....
What I like especially, now that I've had time to live with it, is the fidelity to the mood and colours of the place itself, not to mention the rendering of the 'unbewildered gaze' of cow number 2 in the foreground, the 'dull blade' of the lough in the background and the upfront style of the stile - if you'll excuse the expression....It was either Yeats or Wordsworth who used the phrase, 'one dear perpetual spot' - Whoever said it got it right about my feelings for the strand - feelings that now extend to your picture. Marie and I can't thank you enough for the 'emotion recollected in tranquillity' which it represents."

Bull and Cow commission

 They are painted in matt black enamel on brushed aluminium, one metre square.
 

This has been part of a very enjoyable journey of discovery with a new medium and technique which I intend to develop further in the near future.

 

If you would like to commission paintings like this you may contact me on info@liamhorner.com and we will see what we can create together.

 

 

Knockloughrim Windmill

This is a recent watercolour painting of Knockloughrim Windmill done to commission. This beautiful building is sadly in a state of disrepair although it is quite a remarkable structure built between 1860 and 1875 and virtually unique in Ireland. The roof and sails were blown off in a "Big Wind" at the end of the 19th century. Since then the roof has been restored but it lies idle due to structural and safety problems. It is an interesting subject to paint with challenging stonework, brickwork and an amazing dome. Prints of the painting are available by mailing info@liamhorner.com

Presentation

This is the presentation of my painting at Knockloughrim Primary School. This wonderful school is directly opposite the Windmill and uses the unique building as a worthy symbol on its badge.

 

 

Now for something completely different! This is a painting commissioned to suit a customer's particular interests and painted to complement the interior design of her sitting room.
Great artists including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Cezanne, Pollock, Koons and Chuck Close have all accepted commissions from their patrons to create remarkable artworks.
If you are interested in commissioning an artwork please contact Liam at info@liamhorner.com

Zak's Restaurant Commission

These paintings are now on exhibition in Zak's Restaurant, The Appartment, Donegal Square West, Belfast. One features the City Hall; the second one shows The Albert Clock and the third one shows The Giant's Causeway. My favourite comment on them comes from an appreciative observer.- "Fantastically funky and something that makes you smile."

Painting can be fun, so why not?

Castledawson montage

Back to the old favourite, Castledawson. This is a commission highlighting the most popular communal features of the village. Personalised painting montages have always been popular as Anniversary, Retirement and Big Birthday commissions. 

The three spires, Magherafelt.

This Watercolour Painting of the three Spires, Magherafelt was completed by Liam and auctioned for funds for the project at The Rainey Grammar School, Magherafelt.

 

 

The River Bann at Portglenone

This is a large painting (36" x 48") commissioned to represent the view along the Bann looking towards Portglenone and including the pathway for walking along the forest.

I have framed it in an oak coloured frame to match the sideboard and the floor in the room.

 

Mournes from Dundrum

I was recently asked to tackle this subject as a wedding present. The Mournes have many happy memories for me.  I love the feeling of walking through the sand dunes with the wind blowing in the wild grass and flowers.

Rathcannon Castle, Limerick.

Watercolour.

 

 

The red deer.

This Painting was for a customer in Wicklow whose house was called The Red Deer. Acrylic on Wood.

 

 

Homestead in the Sperrins.

Here's a commission of a homestead/farm in the Sperrins which I did recently in watercolours. It was just before Christmas in fact. The composition is made up of two views of the same house and sheds to explore more of the local valleys and hills.When I was up there the scene was actually covered in snow so I had to use a little extra imagination.

 

 

Slieve Gallion seen from Desertmartin

This is a watercolour commission of Slieve Gallion seen from Desertmartin.
It's a difficult mountain to capture clearly as mist often envelops it even on a clear, fresh day. I had a number of disappointing visits to the spot before she revealed her glorious colours and unmistakable patterns to me.

Derelict House near Maghera.

Watercolour.

 

 

Portglenone

This was a Watercolour commission for a Retirement presentation.

 

 

Marsh Stores, England

Watercolour.

 

 

Craigmore House, Maghera.

Watercolour.

Slieve Gallion view

Acrylic

 

 

Slieve Gallion

Acrylic

 

 

Moydamlaght road

Acrylic on canvas

 

 

McGurk's Mill, Desertmartin.

Watercolour

 

 

Donegal Rally

Acrylic

 

 

Blossom garden

Acrylic.

 

 

Yellow Roses

Oil

 

 

Poppies

Oil

 

 

Castledawson

Oil. A different take on Casteldawson.

 

 

Factory in landscape

Acrylic. This was for a retirement gift for the man who built this factory.

 

 

Benbulben with sheep

Acrylic.

 

 

Duneane Church.

Acrylic

 

 

Randalstown Church.

Acrylic

 

 

Lavey Chapel

Black Watercolour.

 

 

The Rock of Cashel

Watercolour

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Liam Horner at

The Horner Gallery
199 Hillhead Road 

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BT45 8BJ

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Tel: 0044 2879 468178 

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