cathy callan ireland

artist  cathy callan  ireland

My name is Cathy Callan. I am an Irish artist from Athy, in Co.Kildare.
Inspired by the natural world and traditional oil-painting, I work intuitively, responding to universal themes of love, beauty, death and sadness. My passion lies in drawing and painting. Painting directly from life, my work
is immediate, and fast. Painting from reference or photos I use a layering process that is slow and mediative. I use both painting techniques to
portray elements from my life and work.

1987-1991 National College of Art & Design
                BA (Hons) Fine Art / Painting

1986-1987 Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology
                National Certificate in Visual Arts
note:             1991 was the final year of the, then, 5 year painting degree
                      (4 years plus foundation course)

awards & bursaries
2007  shortlisted for Golden Fleece Award
1999  Joint Award Claremorris Open Exhibition
1993  Arts Council of Ireland Grant

National Self-portrait Collection
Office of Public Works
Private & Corporate Collections

teaching work
National Gallery of Ireland
National College of Art & Design
Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology
The Royal Hospital, Donnybrook

design work
I have also worked in painting and design on music, film & Tv projects.
In 2014, I illustrated, in watercolour, "
Dublin Zoo Elephants", written by Catherine De Courcy and published by Associated Editions.


 © paintings, drawings & all images © 2014 Cathy Callan