born artist, Bobby McLean graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1985 with
an honours degree in fine art. Bobby moved to Carlow in 1990 after being
invited to showcase his work at an art festival and awarded an
artist-in-residence position from the Irish Arts Council.
Bobby’s work has been heavily influenced by Charles Renee McIntosh, Fuve, Mattisse and Van Gogh. A highly distinctive and extravagantly gifted artist who has exhibited his work throughout Europe and has been acclaimed with excellent critical reviews. To view Bobby's work in our shop, simply click here.
Kenneth’s still life’s are often described as super-realism and work in harmony with Mid-Century Modern styling. He still lives in Northern California where he lives in semi-seclusion. To view Kenneth's work in our shop, simply click here.
Captivating, Carlow based, Polish artist, Remy Szutran was in 1978. He studied painting and drawing and at the young age of 13, he won the “Old Tychy in the Eyes of Children” Competition.
Remy graduated at 20, from a graphic design school and became passionate about music and DJ-ing. He moved to England in 2004 and then to Ireland in 2013, where painting became a hobby once again.
Remy recently unveiled a new body of work at the Carlow Institute of Further Education and Training, which is part of their public collection. Taking four months to complete, his imaginative signature style is heavily influenced by the work of Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso. To view Remy's work in our shop, simply click here.
Conan Brennan is a creative artist based in Carlow town who specialises in abstract spray art. At just fifteen years of age, Conan is the youngest exhibiting member of Made in Carlow art gallery.
An avid surfer, Conan discovered his love for spray art in 2017 after a surfing trip to Rossnowlagh, Donegal. Taking inspiration from the swirls and swells of the great Atlantic Ocean as well as the spectacular landscape of the Wild Atlantic Way, Conan channeled his surroundings to inspire space scenes.
Conan's first series of paintings culminated in his idea of 'where the sea meets the sky' and resulted in his 'Transcendence' collection.
An exceptionally talented young and up and coming artist. Watch this space. To view Conan's work in our shop, simply click here.
I grew up in Sligo the north west of Ireland where I developed a love for the outdoors and the wildness of the Irish countryside. Thus, I draw my inspiration from the natural environment and create images using the techniques of realism and naturalism by which to convey its beauty.
I have a desire to produce paintings that reflect nature in its true form and for this reason I choose to paint from life. Painting outdoors enables realistic representation of objects in their natural environment and affords the opportunity to paint real people in real places. I strive to create a sense of movement and a naturalistic depiction of light and shade with realistic texture.
Maeve Taylor is a member of CHROMA Carlow Arts Collective. Originally from Dublin, she now lives in Carlow with her family. She started painting with oils in 2006. Her main interest is seascapes and landscapes but has also completed a number of commissions for dog portraits, among other things.
Maeve was a member of a longstanding artists’ group for five years and regularly exhibited locally with this group. She has exhibited and sold paintings in the last four years of the Incognito Exhibition in the Solomon Gallery, Dublin and had a painting selected for The Dublin Painting & Sketching Club Annual Exhibition in May 2017. To view Maeve's work in our shop, simply click here.
Trudi Doyle BA HDE is an internationally known professional artist who works from her studio in Ballyconnell, Co. Carlow, using watercolours, acrylics, pastels, oils and mixed media. Her paintings are perfect for those seeking art which is not only decorative and beautiful but also witty, complex, intriguing and original.
Her artworks are in private collections and publications throughout the world including Britain, Australia, Europe, USA, Canada, France and South Korea. In Ireland, her pieces appear in numerous public collections including the Arts Council of Ireland, the Office of Public Works, Schools, Colleges and the Irish Department of Education. To view Trudi's work in our shop, simply click here.
Oladimeji Olaniyan was born and educated in Nigeria, graduating in 1999 with a BA in Fine and Applied Art from Obafemi Awolowo University. He then worked with Joshua Akande, a prominent Nigerian artist, as studio assistant for 5 years in Lagos.
Now based in Ireland, he was recently runner-up in the Nigeria Italy Art of Friendship Art Competition.
People and environment are his focus; anything that relates both positively and negatively to society could be chosen as his subject matter with ideas centred on crowd and abstract.
Olaniyan has exhibited extensively, including locally at VISUAL, Carlow Library and Made In Carlow Gallery. To view Oladimeji's work in our shop, simply click here.
Harry Binions is a retired Carlow farmer who has had a long-life interest in art. He took up painting after passing the farm onto his son, which affords him the time to paint full time.
His style is in realism and his work displays an immense amount of detail and precision, which amazes audiences.
Mary Rose O'Grady is a self-taught artist from Rathmore, Tullow, Carlow.
She paints using oil on canvas and completes it with a U.V protection varnish. Her interest in art began as a child when she painted an oil mural on granite in a mill.
Since Lockdown 2020, inspired by the beauty of the world around her, Mary has been fulfilling her artistic dream by painting landscapes and nature. She uses a wet-on-wet technique. Her art is colourful, creative, quirky, modern and captures a moment in time. To view Mary Rose's work in our shop, simply click here.
Vicki O Donogue is originally from London and is now based in the Brown Mountains outside Kilkenny City. Vicki studied Fine Art and Business, History of Art and Abstract Art.
For as long as I can remember, I've loved the freedom of being outside in the elements, for me being in nature bestows a gift that nourishes the soul, beyond comprehension and so, is the inspiration behind my practice. Being an abstract artist allows me to express my connection intuitively, working in oils, and graphite, I capture the essence of what I see and feel. I am seduced by colour and mark making, continually experimenting to see what can be achieved by moving the colour around the canvas, using line as a vehicle to distort and abstract, encapsulating the changing light and shadows which course their way across the land, highlighting its texture and geology, by applying and removing paint I can also expose a glimpse of the past beneath the surface, mimicking the archeology of place, giving myself permission to alternate between the real and the imaginary. To view Vicki's work in our shop, simply click here.
Rennie Buenting is a professional visual artist. Her work is often site specific, pursuing methods of exploration into the history and memories attached to a place, a space or a landscape, in relation to the present, knowing they relate to each other as well as to the future. This research together with preliminary drawings lead to Installations , Prints, Paintings, Media works, Sculptures, Sound Recordings, Performance and Film. These deliver a unique experience of a space, a place, a cause, or a landscape, and often serve as a discussion platform.
The work often contains an underlying meaning or protest, which can resonate within a much broader context, as well as on a more personal level. Rennie commenced her professional art career after 30 years of teaching in schools while running a thoroughbred racing stud farm. To view Rennie's work in our shop, simply click here.
Mary Hunt studied Graphic Design and Education in the Limerick School of Art and Design. Since graduating, she has been working as an Art teacher in County Carlow and only recently found the time to get back into making her own art.
Mary’s preferred medium is watercolour and pen and ink. She takes inspiration from the beautiful Carlow landscape and particularly enjoys painting the vivid colours and sense of drama visible in skyscapes. Working with acrylic paints and creating acrylic pours is another passion. Mary takes great pleasure in the individuality of each pour as she sees the work take shape before her eyes. To view Mary's work in our shop, simply click here.
Elita Korsiete is Latvian artist, who has lived in Ireland for over 20 years.
After having to stop work due to arthritis, about four years ago, she decided to focus on first love – Art. In particular, she enjoys working with Acrylic due to its versatility and the variety of effects she can re-create using it. Elita is passionate about learning new skills and techniques and has completed several FET courses in painting & mixed media.
“I hope to reveal my true direction in this mysterious world of Art soon.” To view Elita's work in our shop, simply click here.
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