‘Taking Flight’ Limited Edition Print


“Taking Flight”
by Áine Macken,
Watercolour on paper.
Limited Edition signed print of 30.
*Order fast! Only 9 remaining!*
to order – email info@ainemacken.com with your address & have it delivered ASAP.
About the piece:
“Angels were very important to my mother, who I lost to cancer in 2013. She even had her own private Christmas tree, separate from the family tree, that was strictly for angels only. As I grew into an adult, she asked me to carry a tiny angel in my bag to protect me as I went off into the night. These wings express the colour that she brought to my world & the true angel that she was (& is) to me.”

Dublin Canvas Project

I won a commission to paint one of Dublin’s electrical boxes thanks to the Dublin Canvas Project which is funded by Dublin City Council. Here was my offering in before during & after states!! I regularly do commissions, if you’d like one, they go from €150… email info@ainemacken.com for more details!



Spring Fling Sale Flale!

Do you have a wedding coming up this summer & are stumped for a gift? A big birthday? Wedding Anniversary? New baba? I make arty paintings.. (see below!) I make them from photos which you can email or private message me & usually you should have them within 1 week! I’m currently offering 20% off my normal commission price, so that’s €120 for an original one off watercolour painting on Canvas Board. If you’d like to make an order, please do send me a message! You can contact me on my FB page or at info@ainemacken.com. More details about me & my arty bizniz at http://www.ainemacken.com

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September Sale on Commissions!

For the month of September, I’m offering a 20% discount on all original commissions! Along with any paintings for SALe on my website.

To order yours, simply email info@ainemacken.com with a photo of what you’d like me to paint and the size you wish to go for!

Prices range from €120 for small scale commissions (normal price €150) and €240 for a larger piece (normal price €300). All artworks are original one-off pieces as customised by YOU and will be completed with watercolour paint.









3 spaces remaining for my Masterclass at Mart this weekend (26th/27th April)


3 spaces remaining for my Masterclass at Mart this weekend (26th/27th April)

​Three days to go and only three spaces remaining, here’s a quick introduction to what we’ll be doing for this life drawing and life painting masterclass at MART this weekend (the 26th/27th April)
Get your ticket at http://www.mart.ie/academy


​Exercises in making drawings with a life model in an enjoyable, casual, yet accurate and beautiful way with use of colour, line and the benefits and excitement of speed.


​Top tips in making a watercolour portrait!

Finished work with our Burlesque Life Model

​Learn a multitude of methods in how to make use of our chameleon like model ‘Coin Operated Girl’ to create some images on canvas to show to your mammy.

In one weekend, you’ll learn how to draw the body, the face, using tricky watercolour paint and ultimately creating finished watercolour paintings to make yourself proud! Beginners to intermediate level welcome, because of the small size of the class, it will be tailored to your needs!

BOOK NOW! Only 3 spaces remaining!!!

Tutoring a class!


Mart Watercolour Life Painting Masterclass

I’ll be leading a masterclass in life drawing and life painting on the 26th/27th of April in MART, Gallery 2, thanks to Mart Academy. Details below!

Life Drawing and Painting Masterclass with Áine Macken and Burlesque Life Model.
26 & 27th April, 10 am – 4 pm in the MART Old Firestation Rathmines.

This immersive and entertaining class with renowned painter and educator Áine Macken will give you the chance to explore and develop your drawing and painting skills with a Burlesque/Cabaret performer as our alternative life model for what promises to be an enjoyable and rewarding weekend of creativity.

Utilising our very talented, experienced and fun model, Áine will show you how to improve your drawing skills by thinking outside your average art class and really playing with drawing and painting to make some really amazing work! Some of the tasks will involve portraiture speed dating; blind drawing; playing with watercolour; testing your memory; mixing colour; and all involve throwing yourself into life drawing and painting eventually having perfectly finished life paintings on canvas by the end of the weekend.

Due to overwhelming demand, the original date of 3/4th of May has been pushed forward to allow for a bigger venue and even more spaces, which have now DOUBLED to 12 and mean that the price for the two day masterclass is only €80.

Áine has exhibited in Ireland and internationally and has run nightlife art classes called ART CLASH for two years now, and having soaked up all that information will be guiding people in a comprehensive and new way of thinking about how to make successful images in a fun and relaxed environment where you’ll see real results!

Further details and booking at http://www.mart.ie/academy/