Helen & Scott McNutt


Exhibition by Helen & Scott McNutt at the SG Artshop

Artists Statement..

This has been a husband and wife collaboration. Helen and Scott McNutt are a retired couple who have had a connection with textiles all their lives.
Scott had a business in Downings, Co. Donegal for 40 years-McNutt Handweavers.

Scott was always trying to make products on a hand loom that could not be mechanized, to justify their production by hand. His main markets were Denmark, USA, Canada and Germany.

With this knowledge the pair have tried to make unique pieces that no business would attempt to reproduce. The warps (the vertical threads) are coloured copper and stainless steel. These metal warps have no elasticity so that usual hand weaving techniques quickly lead to an awful mess. However it is worth the effort because the light reflection and colour play is constantly changing with the light conditions. In addition each piece is a one off, not to be reproduced. (Not possible even if it were attempted) A limited number of pieces can be woven from each warp. It takes well over a day to get the loom to the stage where one can start weaving, .

To stay sane during lockdown they started to make textile creations using unusual materials. Nothing was ruled out from sink plug chains to sticks and stones.
Scott supplied the technical know-how and Helen was the inspirational source. Between the two of them they have created artistic creations that are way beyond craft.
Please contact us mcnuttinfrance@gmail.com if you would like a bespoke piece.


See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch here.

Not sure where we are? Find directions and more here.

Deirdre Kennedy Feb 14-Mar 11


Exhibition by Deirdre Kennedy at the SG Artshop

Artists Statement..

I’m Deirdre an artist based in Sligo. Hairdreser by trade. I really enjoy interacting with people and creating styles!
I’m a mum of three gorgeous boys.Myself and my husband built our home in Calry a few years ago-blessd to have such beauty on our doorstep.

I started painting during the first lockdown and fell in love with it.I’m overwhelmed by the response I have got from my art on social media and was fortunate to turn this into a new business.I never expected to have my art in homes all over Ireland.

I’m very thankful for all the support over the past year and a half.


Deirdre likes to use the following materials:

Winsor and Newton Galleria Acrylic paint
Elements Mixed Media Brushes – 12 Assorted
Bob Ross Landscape Classic #6 Fan Brush

Elements Linen Canvas – Range of Sizes

See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch here.

Not sure where we are? Find directions and more here.

Mary McGovern Jan 17-Feb 11


Exhibition by Mary McGovern at the SG Artshop

Artists Statement..

My name is Mary McGovern and I am a self-taught artist living in Tubbercurry, Sligo. I was always interested in art but didn’t get the opportunity to take any art classes. At school it was a choice of art or science, so I took the logical route!

A few years ago I wanted to try painting, so I decided to give it a go. I spent €20 on some small tubes of acrylic paints, some brushes and a painting pad. I found free beginner classes on-line and it took off from there. I paint most days and I really enjoy it. It is both relaxing and challenging and there is nothing like the feeling when you sign your name on the finished masterpiece!

Starting to paint was one of the best decisions I ever made!


Mary likes to use the following materials:

Winsor and Newton Galleria Acrylic paint
Elements Tear off palettes
Daler Rowney Water colour paper 300gsm Cold pressed
Elements A3 Acrylic pad 360gsm
Reeves oil pastels
Sennelier oil pastels
Richard Oliver brushes

See our ranges of acrylic paints, oil paints and watercolour paints, as well as our canvases and other arts & crafts supplies.

The SG Artshop supplies a range of high quality art and craft materials to local artists, both professional and recreational. We are open 6 days a week and are delighted to welcome you to this show of work.

If you would like to showcase your work in the SG Artshop little gallery, please get in touch here.