Wednesday the 23rd of September and I'm waiting to get a message from Galgorm Castle telling me that they have presented Padraig Harrington with my portrait gift ( for a previous project ). I have taken this opportunity because I wont be travelling any time soon. Some of you will be aware that for the past five years I have been the artist at Galgorm Castle G C for the Northern Ireland Open & and last year the ISPS Handa World Invitational. Because of the covid plague, the N I Open was bubbled and the surprise DDF Irish Open likewise. Padraig announced that he would play in the Irish Open and so It seemed like a good time to give him the painting, all be it, remotely. A huge Congratulations to Gary Henry and his team for arranging the tournaments with very little time. I was determined to do my little bit and informed Gary at Galgorm that I would paint a few watercolours from the TV and photos online. Many thanks to Paul Gallagher for his help too. In order to keep the timeline of past winners portraits/landscape exhibited in the pro shop...... I have completed one of this year's champ, Tyler Koivisto. It will show with the other paintings.
Tyler Koivisto. Northern Ireland Open Champion 2020