Lol Hardiman Irish artist, Connemara

Mr. Joe
Mr. Joe, Oil and tempera on canvas, 40 x 32cm
Renaissance Woman
Renaissance Woman, Oil and tempera on canvas, 32 x 22cm
High stool Hornpipe (Unholy Trinity)
High stool Hornpipe (Unholy Trinity), Pastel on card, 42 x 70cm
Hat Trick
Hat Trick, Oil on canvas, 85 x 40cm
Family Album
Family Album, Pastel on card, 50 x 60cm
Einstein and the Inis Bofin Cow
Einstein and the Inis Bofin Cow, Pastel on card, 90 x 58cm
Briste en File
Briste en File, Pastel on card, 40 x 75cm
Bernie's Machine
Bernie's Machine, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm
Following Water
Following Water, Oil on canvas, 50 x 60cm
Barings (Erisbeg from Inis Lacken)
Barings (Erisbeg from Inis Lacken), Pastel on paper, 30 x 40cm
Light Changing,Oilean an Sciorta
Light Changing,Oilean an Sciorta, Oil on canvas, 45 x 60cm
Battle of the Boyne (after van Wyke)
Battle of the Boyne (after van Wyke), Oil on canvas, 200 x 320cm

Irish artist Lol Hardiman, Connemara

Biog: I am blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the west of Ireland: between the sea and the mountains of Connemara. This area and it's people offer an endless source of inspiration.

Landscape and portrait painting is the backbone of what I do. I also love black and white work and illustration, and large scale mural painting which I have often undertaken for museums and heritage centres. I find this a fascinating challenge as it often involves working with experts in different fields. In turn, this heritage work feeds back into my personal practice. In 2002 I co-founded The Oilean Project: an on-going artistic exploration of the many abandoned islands around the Irish coast. These places are precious environments full of wildlife, endlessly changing skies and dramatic seas. The remains of ancient settlements throw our human journey on this planet into sharp relief. The logistics and day to day living and working in these extraordinary places renews my connection with the natural environment.

I exhibit regularly in Ireland and abroad and am happy to accept commissions.


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