Burnell McKenna - Artist
I believe in channeling my creative urges in order to produce unique artwork in Dublin. My inspiration for my work is the miracle of life. My creations are born out of a combination of my inspiration, self learning and experience, which allows my perspective as an artist to remain traditional yet contemporary.
A Timeless Artist
Welcome to my website and watercolour art world. Exploration of nature and this beautiful medium led to a creative journey in 2017. With a unique artistic voice and a playful and evocative exploration of nature’s color palette, I strive to inspire through vibrant and experimental work. My work has been purchased by private collectors in Europe, USA and Ireland. My painting ‘Kerry Foxgloves’ was selected for The Society of Botanical Artists ‘Plantae 2020’ exhibition. Explore my pieces below.
Stunning watercolour paintings of botanical, birds or other nature subjects are going to be available to buy as prints in various sizes on this site as well as original watercolour paintings.
MY COLOURFUL CREATIONS
JOY OF THE GARDEN
Joy of the Garden is one of the earliest works, yet it touches upon some elements that continue to fascinate me and are somehow embedded into my work. An artist’s theme can often be seen and felt throughout the years, collections, and even individual pieces. Please get in touch in order to learn more about this piece.
Sweet Peas is a large scale painting of the Lathyrus odoratus often grown for their colour (usually in pastel shades of blue, pink, purple and white, including bi-colours) and unique fragrance for private enjoyment or exhibition. I am a great fan of sweet peas and this is an example of my appreciation for this climbing beauty.
Scarlet is one of my recent watercolour works. It speaks to my Caribbean roots and bears evident elements of a tropical character that continues to fascinate me and is somehow embedded into my work. An artist’s theme can often be seen and felt throughout the years, collections, and even individual pieces. Please get in touch in order to learn more about this piece.
MYERS - MCKENNA MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION AT SANDYFORD BARISTA'S CAFE
'Things with Wings' display of watercolour butterflies - Depiction of metamorphosis of two major characters in Meyer's stage and multimedia productions. 'Things with Wings' worked hand in had with the journey of Meyer's characters.
LONG LISTED ARTIST - JACKSON'S PAINTING PRIZE 2019
My painting 'Joy of the garden' was long listed into 421 out of over 5000 entries in an art competition.
SOCIETY OF BOTANTICAL ARTISTS - PLANTAE EXHIBITION
MALL GALLERIES - LONDON
3rd -30th June 2020
My original watercolour 'Kerry Foxgloves' painting selected for the renowned Society of Botanical Artists prestigious Plantae exhibition among some of the finest works of botanical art from artists around the world.
PIELOWS RESTAURANT, DUBLIN
Dec 2019 - August 2020
8 month art display at Pielows Restaurant in Cabinteely, South Couny Dublin as part of support of local artists.
ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH BOTANICAL ARTISTS - PURELY BOTANICAL EXHIBITION
Inclusion of my original watercolour painting, Kerry Foxgloves in the Association of British Botanical Artists Purely Botanical Exhibition 2020 among the 69 internationally exhibiting artists from 18 countries.
Collections of paintings with forms and features, colours and patterns inspired by those occuring in nature