Fionnuala is a Limerick born artist living in Co Clare. She is a member of Limerick Art Society and Secretary of Inis Artists. Fionnuala’s work includes landscapes, seascapes and figurative paintings. She is beginning to establish a reputation locally and nationally and her work is included in many private collections both in Ireland and in the USA.
Fionnuala’s paintings are primarily influenced by emotion, mood and colour. Much of her painting is representational but she loves to wonder 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 she has always been fascinated by the power of the sea, the ruggedness of the rock formations and the changing colours of landscape. Her figurative paintings are inspired by the creativity of individuals, the drama of music and the movement in dance.
Fionnuala works mainly in oils and acrylics. She likes to apply the paint in a loose and immediate way to generate energy and atmosphere. She uses both brushes and knives and loves to get a feeling of depth in her landscapes and seascapes.
Fionnuala is mainly a self taught artist. She has attended classes with Paul Quane in Gallery 75 in Limerick. She has also attended numerous workshops and demonstrations with prominent Irish artists such as Philip Gray, Tom Ryan, Pauline Doyle, Henry Morgan and John Shinnors.
Fionnuala has exhibited in Gallery 75 Limerick, University of Limerick, the Hunt Museum, Raggle Taggle Gallery, Crescent Shopping Centre, Kenny’s Gallery Lahinch and numerous others.
Examples of her work can be viewed on her Facebook page, Limerick Art Society website, Inis Artists website and Aisling Art Studios website – links below.