About Nina

"How I became an artist"

“Creating has always been my centre. It captures me completely. Focusing 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

A successful Irish artist born in Dublin Ireland, Nina presently lives and works in County Kildare. She is an accomplished artist with over 20 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 member of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and the Kildare Artists. Nina takes part in juried, group and gallery exhibitions throughout Ireland. Her work is to be found in National,  corporate and private collections.

"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.”

Working in the Studio

Artwork the ignites the senses, stirring emotions, evoking feelings of calm and happiness to create pieces that are pleasing to the senses. 


“My paintings are created with an emphasis on strong happy shapes and bold tonal values where warm harmonious colours sing together to build a flow of movement and rhythm. Using each medium’s best characteristics, the crisp transparent clarity of ink and watercolour, the bold full bodied flow of liquid acrylic and the luscious heavy textures of oil paint, I love to paint varied themes including Irish land and waterscapes, figures, interiors, still life and streets scenes.


I find inspiration in fleeting moments where the light plays on a subject, capturing its mood. Attracted by sunlight and its energy, the dynamics of light and shade. Creating pieces that are very personal and unique. Inspirations to live to dream.”  

Exhibitions

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 – Selected for a commission for Permanent Collection

University of Limerick – Permanent Collection

Embassy of the USA – Kildare artist selected for Bill Clinton Designs on Peace Exhibition

Artist in residence programme – St. Wolstans Kildare

Rhone Poulens – Adjudicator of Children’s Art Competiton

Kelt Award – Studio Grant Award

Bank of Ireland – Corporate Commission

Team Aer Lingus – Corporate Commission

Art in Golf  – Corporate Commission

Irish Distillers – Corporate Commission

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

Oireachtas Dublin

Kildare Artists

Showcase at the R.D.S. Dublin

Water Colour Society of Ireland www.watercoloursocietyofireland.com

Dublin Painting and Sketching Club www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie

Photo Opportunities