The Last Hurdle
The Last Hurdle, Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
Blue and Green Glass
Blue and Green Glass, Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
A Still From Life
A Still From Life, Oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
Storm Brian
Storm Brian, Oil on canvas, 40 x 100 cm
Storm Ophelia
Storm Ophelia, Oil on canvas, 100 x 150 cm
Humanities Reoccurring Dream
Humanities Reoccurring Dream, Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm
Connected, Oil on Linen, 80 x 80 cm
Flowers For The Unresolved
Flowers For The Unresolved, Oil on Linen, 100 x 100 cm
A Note To Self
A Note To Self, Oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm
The Chestnuts Shadow
The Chestnuts Shadow, Oil on canvas, 100 x 40 cm
The View Unknown
The View Unknown, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
The Scale of Autumn
The Scale of Autumn, Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm

Artist Laurence O'Toole, Carlow

Laurence O'Toole is a self taught painter, living and working in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. He has exhibited extensively in Ireland, England and the USA.

His work is concerned with the human condition and how we fit into modern living, how the pattern in nature is our heartbeat, our connection and if there is one thing that resonates about the human condition... it is that we need to feel connected.

Awards and Nominations -
1990 Member of Californian Artist Guild
Runner up in National Irish Arts Compendium 2008

Awarded 2nd Prize 2003

Selected Solo Exhibitions -
2012 Wealth in Society - Cultural centre, Manhattan, New York
2011 Liberty - Gormley Galleries, Belfast, N.Ireland
2011 Carousel Series - Gormley Galleries Dublin, Ireland

2010 Michael Smyth and Laurence O'Toole, Gormleys Fine Art, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin
2007 Without Borders - Oisin Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin
2005 Running too fast - Oisin Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin
2005 Light and Hope - Kilkenny Arts Festival
2003 Masie J - Oisin Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin
2003 The nature of all - Methatron Gallery, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
2001 Life of Colour - Cudios Gallery, Mount Usher, Co Wicklow
2001 Great Heights - Grafton gallery, Grafton St, Dublin
1998 Pastel and Paint - Signal Arts Gallery, Co Wicklow
1997 Dreams - Bobby Dawson Gallery, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
1996 Beginnings - Escape Gallery, Bray, Co Wicklow
1986 Force - Bank of Ireland, Bray, Co Wicklow

Selected Group Exhibitions -
2010 Red Rag Galleries England
2009 Group Show, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin Belfast, Omagh
2009 Gallery 13, California
2009 Red Rag Galleries England
2009 Group Show, Art Forms Gallery, Carlow
2008 Irish Artists, Gallery 13, California
2008 Wexford opera Festival, Wexford, annually 2008, 2007, 2006
2008 Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, annually 2008, 2007, 2006
2008 Red Rag Galleries, England
2007 Vieux Chateau de Montron, France
2006 Barbara Stanley Gallery, Richmond, London
2005 Irish Fine Arts, Killiney, Co Dublin
2005 Barbara Stanley Gallery, Richmond, London
2004 Tramyard, Blessington, Co Wicklow
2002 Camille Calerton Gallery, Colombia, South America
1990 Californian Artist Guild Group Show
1988 South African National Group Show, toured five cities of South Africa

Collections -
Private and Coporate Collections in Ireland, UK, Europe, California and South Africa
Philips Electronics, Dublin
Permanent Collection of Isole, Italian Festival of Arts
Jim Sheridan, Film Director
Banc de Italiano Bank
Office of Public Works (Ireland)
Charlie Mc Creevey
Offices of HSE
Ronnie Drew Music

Publications -
2011 Office of Public Works - Titles
2011 Landscape Painters - Best of
2009 House and Home - Features