Sand Art

Sean Corcoran creates massive sand art drawings with a garden rake on beaches around Ireland and the UK!

Aerial photographs of the artworks are captured using a drone and are available as high quality prints.

A range of these images can be ordered on our ‘Sand Art Prints’ page in a variety of sizes with shipping to Ireland, UK and Europe.

How is Sand Art made?

Many of Sean’s artworks are solo and he is the only person to witness and photograph them. He works all year round in often remote and hard to reach locations. The majority of his work is freehand without the use of string or measuring tapes. Many of his drawings are impromptu as he responds to each individual location.

Beach Art Ireland

This is environmental art. Sean chooses the best low tides each month and often only has two or three hours to complete a drawing before the tide returns.

The video above shows the creation of a 300 foot wide sacred symbol called a Sri Yantra. This was part of an international challenge. In order to represent the symbol as accurately as possible Sean’s team in this case included two engineers using GPS guided rovers and 16 satellites with a tolerance of 5mm!

Beach Artist Ireland

A message from Sean Corcoran

There’s a strange sense of time standing still; self-conscious worldly woes are left behind, as if there is no past or future, just the present. Apart of course for the inevitable tides approach.

I love seeing the reaction from passers-by who might not be exposed to art too often. I have to admit I like to be an anonymous spectator when the artwork is complete and have conversations with anyone who comes along. The conversation is never as honest if they know I’ve made it and some of the comments are priceless!

Collaborative art has become a very important part of my art and life. I love the challenge of trying to connect with a large group of people through art. I find creating beach art with groups to be very rewarding. 

Participants often say that the experience is uplifting and therapeutic on many different levels. The fact that the tide will wash it all away creates a poignant atmosphere yet the unity of purpose makes it a joyous occasion. People can connect with themselves and others in a very simple way.

It’s good exercise too, running around in the fresh sea air whatever the weather! Perhaps you’d like to join me on one of our group workshops or community events.

Most of my beach art is created on the Copper Coast but if you’d like to commission me I’d be happy to take on a challenge at your local beach.

Thank you for viewing our sand art page.

Sean Corcoran / The Art Hand

BEACH ART ARCHIVE…

We have created a photo record of all the beach art that we’ve created down through the years. You’ll see everything from massive solo drawings in the sand by Sean Corcoran to group events with families, schools, youth groups and work colleagues.

We’ve catalogued over 500 different artworks and we’ve included a single photo of each one in the archive that can be viewed in a photo album on our Facebook page HERE.

Sand Art Photos Sean Corcoran The Copper Coast
Electronic Music Sand

Supersonic Sand is an exciting project that combines Electronic Music with Sand Art! Click the image if you’d like to see all of the currently released films and interviews. Supersonic Sand is being co-produced by Rebecca Cappuccini of Viking Promotions and Sean Corcoran of The Art Hand.

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18 hours ago

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Kilmurrin Serenade...Sean and Joe created this little drawing at Kilmurrin Cove this evening. Run off water from recent rain created reflections of the dramatic sky that are captured in a time-lapse from Sean's Giraffe. Sea swimmers, sunshine and spirals. Heavenly. The music in this film is courtesy of Joni Void from his album L'esprit d'escalier. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

The Art Hand

WE ARE HERE! 🌞 New Gallery 💚 Open till 6pm today 💚
Or by appointment 087 8393332 🌎 X42 PY92 🌎
Half way between Tramore and Dungarvan on the Copper Coast 😍
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WE ARE HERE! 🌞 New Gallery 💚 Open till 6pm today 💚 
Or by appointment 087 8393332 🌎 X42 PY92 🌎
Half way between Tramore and Dungarvan on the Copper Coast 😍

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What a fabulous location you have!!

3 days ago

The Art Hand

Thanks to the The Irish Sun for running a feature about our sand art tribute to Vicky Phelan... www.thesun.ie/health/9740477/everyone-says-same-thing-vicky-phelan-tribute/ ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to the The Irish Sun for running a feature about our sand art tribute to Vicky Phelan... https://www.thesun.ie/health/9740477/everyone-says-same-thing-vicky-phelan-tribute/

3 days ago

The Art Hand

It's only a day for ducks 💧 Why not brighten up your day ☀️ By checking out a selection of Miranda’s paintings that are now available on our website here…☀️💛☀️ thearthand.com/product-category/paintings/ ☀️ Free shipping in Ireland 💛 ... See MoreSee Less

Its only a day for ducks 💧 Why not brighten up your day ☀️ By checking out a selection of Miranda’s paintings that are now available on our website here…☀️💛☀️ https://thearthand.com/product-category/paintings/ ☀️ Free shipping in Ireland 💛

3 days ago

The Art Hand

The Bridlington Bubble Machine was created during the #landsandstone Festival in Yorkshire this September. Sean Corcoran was assisted on this drawing by Mark Antony Haden Ford of Two Circles Design. Sunshine, laughter, friends, fun and summer vibes...This little film is dedicated to Sam Cleasby ‍💪 ... See MoreSee Less

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Ohhh!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ do you know I’ve just been reading about how not only being near water, but simply seeing pictures or video of water reduces stress and improves healing and health! So this is glorious. What a magical time with incredible people ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

4 days ago

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We Are Here! X42 PY92 💚 Our new gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 6pm and also by appointment 087 8393332 💚 ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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Some of today’s visitors to The Art Hand. Thanks for parking between our new parking lines! ... See MoreSee Less

Some of today’s visitors to The Art Hand. Thanks for parking between our new parking lines!Image attachment
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