CONOR O'CONNELL

 

For as long as I can remember, I have had a strong passion for art, especially drawing and painting wildlife. Growing up in a small rural town in the west of Ireland, I would (and still do) spend hours roaming about the countryside, always on the lookout for foxes, badgers, pheasants and so on.  I frequently sketch in the countryside, trying as much as possible to observe wildlife from life rather than photographs when possible, as in my opinion the acute observation of birds and mammals in their natural habitat is the key to life-like artistic depictions, while also thoroughly rewarding.

My work can be found in numerous exhibitions and galleries across the west of Ireland. I am aware, however, that I do have so much more to learn in the field of wildlife art- I try to improve my skills on every painting. I am admittedly a huge perfectionist,  and consider failure as an important learning curve on the road to success. I must admit that my bin is almost always full of discarded paper from failed painting attempts- I never let a piece I feel to be not good enough out of my studio.

I am always happy to undertake commissions in wildlife, landscape, and architectural art- feel free to drop me a line through the 'contact' page on this website.

© 2019 Conor O'Connell. No works to be re- produced without the prior consent of the copyright holder.

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