The Joy of Music
The Joy of Music, oil on canvas, na
Valentia, oil on canvas, 20 x 27 inches
Ballinskelligs, oil on canvas, 18 x 22 inches
Baking, oil on canvas, na
Gap of Dunloe
Gap of Dunloe, oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches
Old Weir Bridge
Old Weir Bridge, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
Curiosity, oil on canvas, 15 x 15 inches
On Guard
On Guard, oil on canvas, 19 x 23 inches
King of the Castle
King of the Castle, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
Muckross Lake
Muckross Lake, oil on canvas, na
Cows at Sunset
Cows at Sunset, oil on canvas, na
Bubbles, oil on canvas, na

Olivia O'Carra, Kerry, Irish Artist

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.