A Little Bird Told Me
A Little Bird Told Me, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel, Oil and mixed media on board, 40 x 50 cm
Daydreaming
Daydreaming, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm
O Happy Day
O Happy Day, Acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 50 cm
The Catch
The Catch, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm
Tubax Glory
Tubax Glory, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
The Promise
The Promise, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm
Singing the Blues
Singing the Blues, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm
Alice
Alice, Acrylic and mixed media, 80 x 60 cm
Eastern Promise
Eastern Promise, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
Hold Fast To Dreams
Hold Fast To Dreams, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 cm
Sea Nymph
Sea Nymph, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm
Marine Minuet
Marine Minuet, Acrylic, 50 x 40 cm
Rocking the Waves
Rocking the Waves, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm
Fetch
Fetch, Acrylic on board, 40 x 50cm
Chapeau Brun
Chapeau Brun, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 x 4cm
Geisha Mystery
Geisha Mystery, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 50 x 70cm
The dance
The dance, Acrylic, 40 x 50cm
Granuaile
Granuaile, Acrylic and textures, 50 x 70cm
Living Color
Living Color, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm
Tea Time
Tea Time, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 x 4cm
Vintage Flapper
Vintage Flapper, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 x 2cm
Earth Mother
Earth Mother, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 70 x 50cm
Printemps
Printemps, Acrylic and mixed media on board, 30 x 40cm
Vintage Flapper
Vintage Flapper, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 x 2cm

Artist Kathleen Gormley, Dublin and Offaly

Born in Dublin I grew up in Birr. I began painting after returning from Brussels to Birr in 2003 and I work from my studio at home. My favourite painting themes are world cultures, music - I especially love the energy of Latin American jazz and the rhythm of African music and as I often listen to this music while painting it invariably finds its way unto canvas. I am also inspired by Byzantine icons and love to paint angel figures using icons as a reference. I love to try to convey the sense of stillness that is part of the mystical nature of Byzantine Icons. When I paint I tend to go with the mood or what inspires me at a particular time.

I personally believe that art should uplift, bring beauty joy or humour to the viewer and I love when my art can bring a smile to someone's face.

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