@madeleinejphoto / Madeleine J Photography

Welcome to the art of Madeleine Pires – have a wonderful time exploring this site!

A “Called” Artist

I believe my purpose is to reveal and express beauty and truth through art and music. As well as painting and drawing, I play the piano and write songs. These two art forms constantly fuel and complement each other. To me, artistic and musical gifts are sacred and intended to be cherished, nurtured and developed in a life-giving way, not selfishly but as a way of exploring what it means to be human and experiencing moments of profound resonance with other people.


My Process

Read a question and answer interview about my artistic process and inspiration:
Here I answer questions about the materials I use, my style, process and career in art.


In 2023 I will be painting 9 gigantic murals for Liverpool City Council, in partnership with Dot-Art, to improve the environment for residents in a neighbourhood in Liverpool.
This is my first really big public art project - it will feature flowers and the natural world.
If you want to be kept in the loop about this project, follow my progress and give words of support and encouragement, please subscribe to my Substack newsletter - a bi-monthly newsletter specifically for this project.

Like my Facebook page to interact with me. You can participate in my various musings, reflect upon quotes about art/music and ponder my “thoughts of the day”. You can comment on works in progress, be the first to know about new projects and even help me give titles to new paintings!

Upcoming Exhibitions

Saturday 28th January - 18th March 2023

One of my paintings has been selected for the Open Exhibition, Leigh Turnpike Gallery, Civic Square, Leigh WN7 1EB (above the Library)

All artworks will also be entered into a competition to be awarded First Prize and People's Choice - do come along and cast your vote!


Recent Exhibitions

“Sunrise/Sunset”: 25th March – 21st May
hosted and curated by Dot-Art gallery, Castle Street, Liverpool


“Out of the Darkness”: 16th April – 5th June 2021
A joint exhibition with artist Haylea Archer, hosted and curated by Dot-Art gallery, Castle Street, Liverpool
This exhibition featured my large cosmic oil paintings inspired by nebulas. 0345 017 6660
View the paintings and listen to my 5 minute artist’s talk here.


I’m a qualified teacher, but first of all someone who loves learning and discovering new things (and new aspects of things I thought I knew!). I enjoy spending time interacting with other people who also want to learn, share and explore. Being a teacher forces me to articulate concepts in multiple ways, to listen well, and to understand things more deeply. I love connecting with people through art.

To find out more about my approach to teaching art, please read this article.

I write and lead art courses at the Bluecoat, Liverpool, and at the Reader, Calderstones, through Liverpool-based art organisation Dot-Art. To view and book on, please visit this page.

NEW COURSE: Painting for Pleasure
An acrylic painting class with a varying theme and skill focus
Held on Wednesdays, 1-3pm at the Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, West Lancashire

Latest Finished Paintings

Check out my latest finished paintings below!

"La lumière brille" - October 2022

Watercolour and gold leaf on paper – 30x42cm For Sale

"Sunset, West Kirby" - March 2022

Oil on canvas, 60 x 50cm For Sale

"Seascape Commission" - April 2022

61x92cm - Oil on canvas

"Lower Cabrach view, from Lone Tree" - 2021

“Lower Cabrach View, from Lone Tree” - 59x35cm - Watercolour on Paper - 2021

59x35cm - Watercolour On Paper

"The Deveron Valley" - 2021

"The Deveron Valley" - 76.2x50.8cm - Oil on Linen

“The Deveron Valley” - 76.2x50.8cm - Oil on linen
(private commission for The Cabrach Community Association)

"Infusion Of Light"
- 2021

"Infusion Of Light" - 2021 - 61x92cm - Oil on Canvas

61x92cm - Oil on canvas

Visit my Cards, Prints and Art Gifts shop!

I reproduce some of my paintings (not commissioned pieces) as affordable cards, prints and coasters. I love the way my art is used by others as a form of encouragement and blessing.

Coasters Next To Book