Friday 6 December 2013

Cornelia O'Donovan
Flowers and Insects, a series.
Oil on canvas
15x15 cm

This month I am showing new work with The Art Shop, Monmouthshire.

The Long Winter Show 2013,

22nd November - 25th January
An eclectic collection of art and toys by painters, printmakers, jewellers, ceramic makers and sculptors.

Upstairs there is a series of rooms in a domestic interior where works are found in unexpected contexts to emphasise their beauty and uniqueness…

In a room (of cobalt green and viridian), lit up by glorious, painterly paintings by Royal Academy Schools and Royal College trained artists, is a small library of covetable art and design books.
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Saturday 9 November 2013

This Christmas I will be showing new work, paintings and prints at The New Craftsmen.

Visit their Mayfair pop-up shop:
The Garage, 14 Adams Row, W1K 2LA
Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Late night shopping every Wednesday and Thursday until 8pm


The New Craftsmen was founded in 2012 by Mark Henderson, Catherine Lock and Natalie Melton. Since 2010 we have toured the British Isles meeting and documenting the makers of traditional craft, and the innovators using skills, honed over centuries, in a contemporary way.
The result is The New Craftsmen: a network of makers who collaborate with us to showcase the finest materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. We seek out makers and iconic objects that are deeply connected to culture and place, we forge collaborations with designers and makers to offer a contemporary take on specific skills and materials, and we offer our customers a range of services that enable them to customize and develop bespoke pieces.
The New Craftsmen represents a vision of sustainable, luxury, expressed through dedication to makers, materials, method and design.
(photos credit, The New Craftmen Website.)


Sunday 13 October 2013

Im showing some work with Josie Eastwood Fine Art this month

Friday 18th - Friday 25th October

Opening times

Friday 18th October:
9am - 6pm

Saturday 19th - Friday 25th October:
10am - 4pm

Otherwise open by appointment outside these times, please call 01962 776997

Gallery Location

Lower Balldown, Northwood Park, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2LZ

New Print, Original Relief Print. 1/1 Oil on Sommerset Satin 841 x 594mm
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Monday 9 September 2013

floral collection

Meet the Maker/ The Shop Floor Project
We work with our stable of designers to develop special collections, commissions and collaborations which are often exclusive to The Shop Floor Project. Here you can read more about the maker and view our collection.

Cornelia O'Donovan (b. London, UK, 1981) trained at Royal College of Art. Her work is held in private collections in the U.K. and overseas. The artist lives and works in London.


Capturing the fleeting moment when flower petals are about to fade and leaves are ready to drop, Cornelia O’Donovan creates a subtle and compelling sense of melancholy through her painted floral displays. Cornelia O’Donovan's work is often reminiscent of grand but faded medieval frescoes and of crumbling murals, hidden within the walls of ancient country churches. This aesthetic is developed further for her new exhibition with the use of thick, deckled edge paper which is prepared by lightly sanding the surface and finished with a fine layer of varnish - a technique which is still used today to stabilise delicate wall murals.

A Childish Prank"

Man's and woman's bodies lay without souls
Dully gaping, foolishly staring, inert
On the flowers of Eden.
God pondered.

The problem was so great, it dragged him asleep.

Crow laughed.

He bit the Worm, God's only son,
Into two writhing halves.

He stuffed into man the tail half
With the wounded end hanging out.

He stuffed the head half headfirst into woman
And it crept in deeper and up
To peer out through her eyes
Calling it's tail-half to join up quickly, quickly
Because O it was painful.

Man awoke being dragged across the grass.
Woman awoke to see him coming.
Neither knew what had happened.

God went on sleeping.

Crow went on laughing.”

― Ted Hughes

Saturday 31 August 2013


FLORA AND FAUNA. Designer/Makers on Columbia Road, East London opens this Sunday, part of the London Design Festival. My drawings and writing were used for the poster/flyer/vinyls and it all looks R.R.L (really rather lovely)

Tuesday 27 August 2013


A limited edition series. There are four ranges from SAMANTHA ALLAN, CORNELIA O’DONOVAN, DENISE ALLAN, ALICE PATTULLO. These are very special, printed on handwoven linen and feather filled, there are only 100 of each made. You can find them here.