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Welcome to the website Of Artist Maureen Cahill.

Whether you would like to invest in paintings, commission pieces for your meeting or staff room or buy gifts you have come to the right place.

Maureen CahillBrowse the GALLERY. You will see many different mediums and styles on exhibit.Maureen works in water-colour and oils. She does large format 3d Acrylic / multimedia WALL HANGINGS and has been commissioned by many council bodies, hospitals, shops, golf clubs and cafes in the CORK /KERRY region. Maureen also works in very small format (5in X7in) miniature paintings. She has recently worked on several CORK SCENES which are available to purchase online at our SHOP.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Maureen Cahill achieved early recognition when still in her teens she was a runner up for three successive years in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition. She won the prestigious Fitzwilton Trust Scolarship to National College Of Art & Design in Dublin for four consecutive years from 1979 to 1983. In the early eighties she travelled extensively throughout Europe making a precarious living as a street Portrait Artist in Paris, Amsterdam and London. Eventually she travelled to India where she studied the craft of miniature painting in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

 

Returning to Ireland married, in the autumn of 1985, she started teaching water-colour painting classes in Bishopstown and Douglas. She had many successful water-colour exhibitions of flowers, gardens and country cottages.

When she had her own two young children in the following years she started teaching groups of children Art & Craft. She taught Children’s Acrylic Painting Classes in Colaiste Choilm Secondary School, Ballincollig intermittently from 1996 until 2010.

Developing a technique of teaching children drawing through SHAPE RECOGNITION, she worked on two books, one of which will be available for purchase in Christmas 2014.

(please email; gortaforia@gmail.com for invite to the book launch)

 

From 1999 to 2003 She lived for a period in Kells Co. Kerry in her studio on the Ring of Kerry where she was commissioned to paint many local landscapes and scenic vistas. Her work at this time developed the idea of the TRIPTYCH. Because of the panoramic nature of the Kerry mountains, she used the vehicle of the three panels to explore wide vistas of the fabulous countryside.

 

In the past ten years she has worked on several Mural type wall hangings which are textural, 3d, bas relief type creations exploring Biblical and natural Themes in Art. She is currently working on a commission for one such project for the Food and Science building in UCC. To view the stages of this project developing go to CLASSES tab. (August 2014)

(please email; gortaforia@gmail.com for invite to Mural Expo)

 

In recent years Maureen’s travels to Paris, Vienna and Barcelona have resulted in her multi -coloured urban scenes of market places and busy streets. She uses a technique called JENGA painting to express the vibrancy of the colours.

(please go to CLASSES tab for tutorials on JENGA Painting techniques)

 

She has recently been working on MINIATURE paintings of famous CORK CITY LANDMARKS.

 

The works in GALLERY show samples of:

  • Early water-colours of gardens and flowers
  • Early water-colour portraits
  • Landscapes of Kerry from 1999 -2004
  • 3d Biblical Paintings 2004 -2009
  • Textural Wall Hangings 2010
  • MINIATURE PAINTINGS of Cork City Landmarks.

If you or you company would like to commission a representational portrait, a LIFE EXTRACT or Mural wall hanging please go to CONTACT .