About Nina


"How I became an artist"

"Creating has always been my centre. It captures me completely. Focussing my being entirely on a concept, moulding line and colour or shape and form into being. Contemplating the story to be told. In essence I love to paint."


Artist and teacher

Born in Dublin Ireland, Nina presently lives and works in County Kildare. She is an accomplished artist with over 25 years experience painting and teaching art to both adults and children. Nina became a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland at the age of twenty, she is also a memeber of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and the Kildare Artists. Nina takes part in juried, group and gallery exhibitions throughout Ireland.


"Creating my paintings"

"I work mostly in watercolour and oils. I like the extremes - the crisp transparent clarity of watercolour and the luscious heavy textures of oil paint.

Mostly I find inspiration in fleeting moments where the light plays on a subject capturing its mood. I'm attracted to sunlight and its energy and the dynamics of light and shade.

My style of painting was developed with an emphasis on strong shapes and tonal values where warm harmonious colours build movement and rhythm.

Themes I like to paint are varied and include land and water scenes as well as people, interiors and still life. Creating pieces that are very personal and unique."

Group & Solo Exhibitions

The Kenny Gallery Galway

Tuckmill Gallery Kildare

Lavit Gallery Cork

Riverbank Kildare

Kilcock Art Gallery Kildare

Solomon Gallery Dublin

Kilkenny design Centre Kilkenny

Garter Lane Waterford

Clock House Cork

Taylors Sligo

Awards / Commissions / Private & Corporate Collections

National Library of Ireland - Comission for Permanent Collection

ComissionUniversity of Limerick - Permanent Collection

Embassy of the USA - Peace Exhibition

Artist in residence programme - St. Wolstans Kildare

Rhone Poulens - Adjudicator of Childrens Art Competiton

Kelt Award - Studio Grant Award

Bank of Ireland - Corporate Commission

Team Aer Lingus - Corporate Comission

Art in Golf  - Corporate Commission

Irish Distillers - Corporate Comission

Dr Tony Ryan - Private Commission

Boarder line artists agent London - Commission 

Selected Exhibitions

RHA Open Exhibition Dublin

The Kenny Gallery Galway      

Iontas Small Works Sligo

Royal Ulster Academy Open Exhibition Belfast

Kildare Artists

Showcase at the R.D.S. Dublin

Watercolour Society of Ireland

Dublin Painting and Sketching Club