Meet The Artists

The following artists are currently exhibiting their works at Aisling Art Gallery.

Anastasia O Donoghue Healy

As Louis le Brocquy said “painting is a secret logic of the imagination”. In self taught artist Anastasia O Donoghue Healy’s attempt to explain her logic, she says her paintings capture “Another Way of Seeing” ...
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Angela Brady

Angela Brady was born in Dublin and graduated from DIT in Architecture. She is past president of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects 2011 - 2013) and Director of London based Brady Mallalieu Architects, set ...
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Salmon

Anne Kenefick

Anne Kenefick, watercolour painter, from Cork City now living in West Cork, studied at the Crawford College of Art, Cork. Then spent three years in Paris, before moving to London, where she continued to develop ...
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Anthony Lester

Anthony has been painting the West Cork landscape since he and his family first bought a house near Schull over forty years ago. His mother was an accomplished artist and worked in oils. Anthony works ...
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Brendan Launders

Brendan Launders has been a Graphic Artist for 25 years. Brendan worked as an artist in France for 10 years before returning to Ireland in 2014 to set up his art studio in Ballydehob, West ...
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Brendan Murphy

“My parents bought my first set of oil paints when I was eight years old and I sold my first portrait at ten. I graduated in philosophy at Cambridge University (1982) where the study of ...
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Carol James

Carol James studied at both Brighton and West Sussex Colleges of Art, and graduated with a Fine Arts degree in 1973, specialising in printing, sculpture and printmaking. Personal Statement Ballydehob and West Cork has been ...
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Caroline Clarke

Caroline Clarke draws her inspiration from her passion for nature and everything it encompasses. Her love of wild life and the sea is reflected in her paintings. Caroline was born in Cumbria but spent most ...
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Christine Thery

Christine Thery was born and raised in Hong Kong of mixed Russian, French and Welsh descent. She completed a 4 year degree course at Winchester College of Art where she received her B.A. with first ...
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Damaris Lysaght

Damaris Lysaght grew up in Doneraile, Co Cork. She studied Fine Art for two years in the Crawford Municipal School of Art in Cork and for an additional two years at the National College of ...
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Deborah King

Deborah's work is featuring in our 2016 Summer Exhibition No' 2 which opened on 1st July. Deborah King was born in Dorset and studied at the Hornsey School of Art in London. After working free-lance ...
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Dee Pieters

Dee paints from her studio in West Cork. She works in oils, mainly with palette knife, to achieve texture, tone and depth. A signature theme of her work is the play of light on water ...
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Donagh Carey

Born in 1961, Donagh Carey is a native of West Cork, Ireland. He moved to Dublin in 1979 where he worked in advertising as an illustrator and graphic designer for 20 years. He has also ...
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'Low Tide, Durrus'Acrylic On Paper, 42cm x 32cm

Fiona Power

Fiona Power (nee McHugh) studied at Sligo IT from 1984 to 1988 – one year of Visual Education and three years of Fine Art, majoring in Painting, Photography and Print. She was a founder-member of ...
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Helen O’Keeffe

Helen studied at Crawford College Of Art and graduated in 2010 with an Honours Degree in Fine Art. At present she works in a space at Backwater Artists Studios, Wandesford Quay, Cork. Her work is ...
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Isabella Fitzsimons

Isabella trained at the Artistic Lyceum in Padova, Italy, where she was also an art teacher before coming to Ireland to marry and raise a family. She returned to her love of art in recent ...
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Janet Murran

Janet Murran

Janet lives and works near Skibbereen in Co.Cork. Her influences are firmly rooted in the landscape of West Cork, making the often invisible visible or at least allowing the viewer a close-up glimpse, exploring notions ...
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Jill Bradley

Born in Yorkshire in 1944 Jill moved to Ireland in 1994 where she began her formal painting career. Absorbed and inspired by the natural beauty of her adopted home, she paints both seascapes and landscapes ...
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Jo Ashby

Jo's journey into art and painting began at home as both her parents were practicing artists and art teachers. At a young age she was determined to set out on a different path. Whilst Jo ...
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John Desmond

“Painting has become an essential part of my creative process. I start with a blank canvas. I have no idea how the painting will finish. Using only primary colours, red, yellow and blue, I build ...
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John Jermyn

John Jermyn lives on the edge of the cliff at Fennells Bay, Crosshaven in County Cork. This proximity to nature has nurtured in him a fascination with landscape - the power, the atmosphere, and the ...
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John Minihan

Photographic portraits exhibiting at the Aisling Art Gallery: Yves St. Laurent, London, 1969 Shane MacGowan Sinead O'Connor John Minihan is an Irish photographer, born in Dublin in 1946 and raised in Athy, County Kildare. At ...
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Josephine Guilfoyle

Josephine has been sketching and painting people, horses, cattle, dogs and landscapes and takes commissions. She continues to draw inspiration from the beautiful Irish landscape and its animals. Painting and sketching from a very young ...
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June McIntyre

June spent two years studying textiles in Winchester College of Art and Design before marrying and becoming a mother. In the early sixties she moved to Dublin and was working as a dress designer/maker for ...
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Kathleen Kelley Reardon

Kathleen Kelley Reardon is a Schull artist and author. Her landscapes and seascapes (watercolour and oil) capture the light and reflections unique to West Cork. Though she studied art history at university in the U.S., ...
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Leda May - Hand Painted Porcelain

Leda May

Leda May lives in Ballydehob, West Cork, where she was drawn to the landscape and pace of life, the artistic environment filled her with inspiration. Leda has gone from throwing and decorating domestic ware to ...
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Margrit O’Shea

Born in Germany, Margrit O’Shea has lived in West Cork for almost forty years now and could not imagine a better place to live! Intrigued by the ever-changing landscapes and seascapes, she likes to spend ...
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Twelve Arch

Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy has been drawing and painting as long as he can remember. Born in Mallow in 1940, the family moved to Northern Ireland in 1950. It was there that Michael became aware of his ...
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Hill Farm

Patricia Carr

Patricia Carr is a painter living and working in West Cork. She was born in Co. Down in 1965 and has a degree in Drawing and Painting fom Edinburgh College of Art. She worked for ...
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Patricia Coogan O’Dell

Patricia spent most of her life in the television and film industry as a make-up artist, hairdresser, and wig designer, but at last she has been able to return to creating her art in her ...
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Flight 1

Penny Dixey

"I love the richness, feeling of stillness, suspension and possibility in icons, thangkas and medieval European art, and hope to express a similar feeling of a thoughtful, timeless moment in my paintings." Blue House Gallery, ...
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Peter Mabey

ARCH. RIBA. MRIAI. Peter was born in East London in 1946 and studied at Kingston School of Architecture and Civic Design. He moved to Schull in 1996 and now has his own architectural practice. He ...
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Sam McLarnon

Sam is a member of the Ulster Watercolour Society (UWS) and has been painting Antrim Coastal Scenes for many years in his favourite medium of watercolour. Although now in his early eighties, Sam is still ...
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Sara Hodson

Born in 1972, Sara was brought up in Devon, living for many years in the market town of Newton Abbot where her love of racing began. She went on a year long Art Foundation course ...
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Summer Evening

Terry Searle

Moving to Ireland in 1980 was the result of an increasing desire for a decisive change in both lifestyle and environment and West Cork had re-awakened happy childhood memories of life in a rural society ...
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