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Dancers at Cadaques

The Dancers at Cadaques

Ponte te Veccio

Ponte te Veccio

The Bull Fight, Spain

The Bull Fight, Spain

 

Seosamh Ó Dálaigh began painting in his childhood. He has developed his own unique style from years of studying and perfecting a wide range of techniques. He attended the Crawford School of Art and the Academy of Art in Florence. He is a gifted artist and a wonderful tutor and facilitator. He manages to bring out the creative side in others through his passion and energy.  

He has travelled extensively, pursuing an authentic experience of the work of other painters who have inspired him. He has created opportunities to paint and exhibit with a variety of artists. He has produced many works based on his travels and painting experiences in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sicily and Malta. Some of his favourite artists and biggest influences on his own work have been Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. He also painted  with John Blockley in the Cotswolds and Derbyshire in England and Snowdonia in Wales.

Seosamh's interpretation of Caravaggio's 'The Calling of Matthew'

Seosamh's interpretation of Caravaggio's 'The Calling of Matthew'

 

Since opening the Ó Dálaigh School of Painting he has been able to explore and experiment with his original artistic influences in the beautiful setting of Achill Island and the Curraun Peninsula. His early work concentrated largely on the landscapes and portraits of the scenery and people of Achill and the West of Ireland.    

Yawls off Clare Island

Yawls off Clare Island

The Bogs of Dooega

The Bogs of Dooega

Achill Yawls

Achill Yawls

 

Seosamh thinks of his painting as a way of capturing moments in time and recording history.  He has done portraits of friends he has worked with over the years. Whilst taking part in a touring exhibition of Ireland, Seosamh had the pleasure of painting a portrait of renowned artist Derek Hill at his hut on Tory Island, Donegal. He also did sketches of the famous artists Doris McCarthy when she was visiting the Ó Dálaigh Painting School and Tony O 'Malley, who spent time on Achill Island.

Portrait of Derek Hill

Portrait of Derek Hill

Portrait of Doris McCarthy

Portrait of Doris McCarthy

Sketch of Tony O'Malley

Sketch of Tony O'Malley

 

 

Seosamh's paintings hang in public and private collections in Ireland and other countries. He has exhibited continuously in the Yawl Art Gallery since 1985. He has received many commissions for portraits and landscape paintings and has participated in numerous exhibitions including:

  • Claremorris Exhibition
  • Mayo Exhibition
  • Guiness Hop Store
  • Clifden Arts Week
  • Islands Touring Exhibition
  • One Man Show in Westport
  • Sligo Northwestern Artists
  • Kenny's Gallery
  • Linenhall Gallery, Castlebar

 

Dánlann Yawl Art Gallery. Owenduff, Tonragee, Achill, Co. Mayo. F28 Y9C5
 

Tel: 00353 (0)98 36137

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