Watercolour painting in scenic Cork, Ireland

West Cork Watercolour was set up by Barry Dawkes to provide first class watercolour painting courses, for all abilities, in the heart of scenic Cork, Ireland.

We have been teaching watercolour painting for a number of years, and our watercolour painting courses have built up an excellent reputation in the local area and around Cork, Ireland.

On location watercolour and pastel painting

Located on the south-west coast of Ireland, Cork is the largest of all Irish counties and to many, the most varied.

Cork is a region full of colour and contrasts that include some of Ireland’s most attractive and colourful landscapes. None more so than West Cork, where it’s rugged coastline, picturesque fishing villages, quaint cottages and rolling hills make it a paradise for watercolour painters – and our courses are designed to get the very best from this stunning landscape and your own talent!


After nine successful years, West Cork Watercolour will no longer be providing Watercolour and Pastel Painting Weekends.

Kathleen and I, would like to thank all those who have joined us on our weekends and supported us over the years.

I will continue to tutor for the ICA at An Grainan when requested.