Crossing the Firebreak, an exhibition of paintings by Donald Teskey RHA, is showing throughout July at Ballina Civic Offices, Co Mayo as part of the inaugural Ballina Fringe Festival.

Donald Teskey’s prolific 40-year career encompasses diverse media, including drawing, painting, printmaking and watercolour. This exhibition focuses on recent paintings inspired by his ongoing fascination with the rugged coastline of County Mayo as well as countryside locations from Dublin, Co. Cork and the Lee Valley and new works from Gougane Barra Forest Park.

In association with The Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin


The188th RHA Annual Exhibition

Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Ely Place, Dublin 2- May 22nd – August 11th 2018

Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art.

Donald Teskey RHA –  Riverbank and Willow 2018,  oil on canvas  100 x 120 cm


Donald Teskey RHA – Crum Creek 2018  100 x 120 oil on canvas


Coast-lines :: Irish Museum of Modern Art until 16th September 2018

Donald Teskey Landfall II  2005 oil on canvas 183 x 215 cm. IMMA permanent collection


Drawing on the paradox implicit in the word ‘coastline’ – for never has a coast followed a linear course – the title of this exhibition throws a line around a 12 month programme of changing displays of artworks and archival material that will explore our sense of place, perception, representation and memory. Works by Dorothy Cross, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Clare Langan, Richard Long, Anne Madden, Anita Groener, Michael Mulcahy, Donald Teskey, Tony O’Malley, Alexandra Wejchert, Bridget Riley and others variously explore pattern and line, surface, folds, enclosures, erasures, borders, terrain, the inherent coastal tensions between motion and stillness and any attempt to map what our senses perceive. Others such as Brian O’Doherty, Hamish Fulton, Tim Robinson and OMG collective variously engage photographic, linear, linguistic and coded systems to invoke a mind/body relationship.

Main Galleries, East Wing  Until 16th September 2018

2018 McNay Print Fair

Saturday, March 3, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sunday, March 4, noon–5:00 pm

Leeper Auditorium, McNay Art Museum

The McNay Print Fair is the only event of its kind in the Southwest. More than a dozen dealers from around the U.S. bring thousands of prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs to show and sell over the course of the two-day fair. The event is a great opportunity for novice and seasoned collectors alike to hone their connoisseurship skills, get to know and learn from respected and informed dealers, and perhaps go home with a newfound treasure.

Participating dealers have something for every taste and budget, from old master prints to contemporary drawings and photography. Over the years, the McNay Print Fair has placed high-quality art in the homes of our community, providing us with a solid and growing collector base. We look forward to having you at our 22nd annual event! #2018mcnayprintfair

This year’s dealers have something for every taste and budget, from old master prints to contemporary drawings and photographs.

The Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, CA

Armstrong Fine Art, Chicago

William P. Carl Fine Prints, Durham, NC

Davidson Galleries, Seattle

Dolan/Maxwell, Philadelphia

Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio

Thomas French Fine Art, Fairlawn, OH

Mary Ryan Gallery, New York

M. Lee Stone Fine Prints, San Jose, CA

William R. Talbot Fine Art, Santa Fe

Tandem Press, Madison, WI

Susan Teller Gallery, New York

Warnock Fine Arts, Palm Springs, CA

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Capacity & Tension is the title of the 2017  International Printmaking Exhibition at the China Art Museum, Shanghai until April 15th 2018


The exhibition features contemporary printmaking from China and around the world.

I was invited to show 3 carborundum and intaglio prints from the series Fractured Shoreline.





Riverwalk I. 2017  oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm 

One River, One Creek

Donald Teskey

Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of One River, One Creek, an exhibition of new works by Donald Teskey. In the summer of 2017 he began to work on a series of paintings that look at both the intimate elements of the riverbank as well as the broader view. The local perspective (local to the perspective of the artist’s home) allows Teskey to countermand the challenge of plein air painting on the rugged coastline of Mayo and Sligo in order to decode a natural world on his doorstep. This series is reinforced by One Creek, a group of paintings that emerged during the artist’s residency at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania in the autumn of 2017. Crum Creek passes through the woodlands of Swarthmore, a slow moving waterway with its own sense of wilderness. Donald Teskey has spent a lifetime embedded in the environment that he depicts. Here, two semi domesticated river systems, each with its own unique micro climate fall under his gaze and reappear on canvas and on paper, perfectly measured observations of time and place.