Abbey Art Group

Member Profiles

Pete McCluskey

Peter McCluskey is a watercolour artist from Celbridge, County Kildare. His love of watercolour painting started in his teens, and he is an active member of The Abbey Art group. He has exhibited his work in many art exhibitions nationally and regularly raises funds for The Blanchardstown Hospice through paid painting commissions.
Peter is also a contemporary fiction writer and has published four novels to date and has also just finished his debut poetry collection, “The Flickering Tide”

Over the past twenty years he has contributed articles, reports and photographs to a variety of Irish and UK newspapers and magazines, including Hotpress, In Dublin, New Musical Express, Sounds Magazine, Leinster Leader, Liffey Champion and RTE Guide.

Pagoda Neighbours, Watercolour, 46cm x 36cm
Pagoda Neighbours, Watercolour, 46cm x 36cm
Storm at the Mine, Watercolour, 46cm x 36cm
Storm at the Mine, Watercolour, 46cm x 36cm

In 2020, Peter was commissioned by multi-award winning Irish poet/writer, Brian Kirk to create, produce and narrate a series (seven in total) of videos to compliment Brian’s Covid Pandemic poetry cycle (funded for the Arts Council of Ireland). One of the videos for a poem “Staying Home” was shortlisted for the Ó Bhéal Poetry Film Competition 2020 in September.
Peter is a very active songwriter and music composer and in 2022 was commissioned by Kildare County Council Arts Department to write and record ten new pieces of traditional Irish music and songs. This collection was released as his debut album, “Little Star”.
Peter’s website is

Purchasing Artist’s work – Enquiries can be made on the Contact page.

Gallery of Pete's work