Patricia Kavanagh Irish artist, Galway

The Flaggy Shore,New Quay,Co Clare
The Flaggy Shore,New Quay,Co Clare, Oil on Canvas, 25 x 35 cm
The Cliffs,from Doolin
The Cliffs,from Doolin, Oil on Canvas, 45 x 60 cm
Evening Shadows,Renville,Oranmore
Evening Shadows,Renville,Oranmore, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50.5 cm
Early Morning Fog,Oranmore
Early Morning Fog,Oranmore, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 50.5 cm
Autumn at Mullaghmore,Co Clare
Autumn at Mullaghmore,Co Clare, Oil on Canvas, 45 x 60 cm
Summer,The Flaggy Shore
Summer,The Flaggy Shore, Oil on Canvas, 10 x 12 ins
Evening Shadows,The Flaggy Shore
Evening Shadows,The Flaggy Shore, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 14 ins
Oilean, Oil on Board, 12 x 16 ins
Mullaghmore,The Burren
Mullaghmore,The Burren, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 ins
High Tide,Blackrock
High Tide,Blackrock, Oil on Canvas, 60.5 x 45.5 cm.
Crashing Waves,Furbo
Crashing Waves,Furbo, Oil on Canvas, 51 x 41 cm.
Evening Light,the Flaggy Shore
Evening Light,the Flaggy Shore, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 34 cm.

Irish artist Patricia Kavanagh, Galway

I am a traditional painter living in the west of Ireland. My work is inspired by the natural beauty of my surroundings, famed for the rugged scenic coastline and wild unspoiled landscape.

I grew up near Blackrock in Salthill on the shores of Galway Bay and began drawing and painting in early childhood when I truly believed I was born to be an artist.

My creative journey continued into adulthood and I painted regularly whilst raising my six children. My love of painting provided me with the necessary peace and time-out so vital in the life of a busy mother.

Encouraged by my husband and grown up family I realised my childhood ambition and graduated with a BA in Art & Design from GMIT specialising in drawing and painting. I work as a full time painter and art teacher in my studio at my home near Oranmore, Co Galway.

In my work, light and the effect of light on water and the landscape is important to me and my fascination with dramatic thundery skies, rough seas and strong contrasts is evident in many of my paintings. I pay a lot of attention to composition and colour in planning my work and make sketches outdoors whenever possible to try to capture the true colour and feel of a place.

My paintings are in private collections at home and abroad.

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