Dave Daly

Wexford-based artist David Daly has hosted his annual watercolour exhibition at the Pumphouse, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Ardcavan, for over 20 years as part of the Wexford Opera Festival programme. Latterly he has also included a number of his oil paintings.

His participation in Write By The Sea 2019 is particularly apt given that our theme for this year is Drawn To The Sea. Daly is a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland, and has illustrated several books, including The Complete Garden Bird Book, Bill Oddie’s Birds of Britain and Wild Dublin. He has also been invited to paint in several locations outside Ireland, including Israel, Portugal and Spain.

David is a keen ornithologist and conservationist. He strongly feels Wexford’s hidden bird habitats deserve to be cherished and preserved.