Fionnuala O’Connell

 


BIO

Born in Limerick but living in Co Clare my work includes landscapes, seascapes and figurative paintings. My paintings are primarily influenced by emotion, mood and colour. Much of my painting is representational but I also enjoy wondering into the world of semi abstract looking to texture and colour to represent shapes, atmosphere, movement and beauty of nature. Inspiration comes from many summers spent in West Clare where I have always been fascinated by the power of the sea, the ruggedness of the rock formations and the changing colours of landscape. I work mainly in oils and acrylics and like to apply the paint in a loose and immediate way to generate energy and atmosphere. I use both brushes and knives and love to get a feeling of depth in landscapes and seascapes. I am a former Secretary and current committee member of Limerick Art Society.

I am mainly self taught but have attended classes with Paul Quane in Gallery 75 in Limerick. I have also attended numerous workshops and demonstrations with prominent Irish artists such as Philip Gray, Tom Ryan, Pauline Doyle, Henry Morgan and John Shinnors. I have exhibited in Gallery 75 Limerick, University of Limerick, the Hunt Museum, Raggle Taggle Gallery, Crescent Shopping Centre, Kenny’s Gallery Lahinch and numerous others and am beginning to establish a reputation locally and nationally. My work is included in many private collections both in Ireland and in the USA.
Examples of my work can be viewed on my Facebook page, Limerick Art Society website and Aisling Art Studios website – links below.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fionnuala-OConnell-Artist/537280376297685

http://www.limerickartsociety.com/Artist.aspx?id=24

http://www.aislingartstudios.com/Galleries/Fionnuala%20O’Connell.html

CONTACT DETAILS

Clonlara, Co Clare
T 087 6380425
E fionnuala.oconnell@ul.ie