Roisin O’Farrell is a successful Irish artist. Made redundant in 2008, she turned to her lifelong passion and family tradition of painting. Her exposure to art from an early age offered her a visual apprenticeship to both classical and contemporary art. Her work is influenced by a sense of home, and feature warm, light filled period interiors, tumbled families of rain boots, and quirky china teacups.
O’Farrell paints bright, vibrantly colourful paintings in textured, buttery oils with a contemporary finish. She comments, “How I paint is as important to me as what I paint. Certainly light, colour and texture are critical elements. Alternating between pallet knife and brush allows me to create rich textures, use lots of juicy paint and suggest rather than describe. I'm affected by bold jewel colours and treat myself to them as I work, like sweeties from a box.”
First discovered in early 2009, O’Farrell has since exhibited widely in established galleries in the UK, Ireland and occasionally in the US. She continues to gain momentum with sell-out events in London, Bristol and Newcastle.
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