Friends Forever
Friends Forever, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 ins
Time To Drink
Time To Drink, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 ins
Autumn Breeze
Autumn Breeze, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 ins
Keem Bay Achill
Keem Bay Achill, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 ins
A Place To Linger
A Place To Linger, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 ins
Galway Hooker
Galway Hooker, oil on canvas, 14 x 18 ins
April Light
April Light, oil on canvas, 12 x 18 ins
Kerry Cliffs
Kerry Cliffs, oil on canvas, 12 x 18 ins
Na Gorta Dubha
Na Gorta Dubha, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 ins
Derrynane Bay
Derrynane Bay, oil on canvas, 14 x 21 ins
Ross Castle, Killarney
Ross Castle, Killarney, oil on canvas, 16 x 12 ins
Wash Day
Wash Day, oil on canvas, 12 x 10 ins

Artist Olivia O'Carra, Kerry

I am based in Killarney surrounded by magnificent scenery so it is hardly surprising that my main interest is in Landscape Painting.

Although I have always loved to sketch and paint my background is in the Sciences. However an early retirement package in 2003 has given me the wonderful opportunity to concentrate on my painting. I love to spend time exploring the countryside and my paintings usually begin life as small pieces painted outdoors which inspire my larger studio paintings.

I paint in a traditional manner building up in layers starting with fairly thin paint but gradually adding thicker paint in an impasto fashion with knives, fingers, brushes and whatever is at hand. My style is representational. I am hoping to convey the feeling of being in that special place.

I have had many exhibitions both group and solo. My first solo exhibition in the Frank Lewis gallery in 2007 was a sell-out. My work is to be found in private collections worldwide.



website: www.oliviaocarra.com

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