Doreen Drennan is a landscape/seascape artist living in Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare. She commenced her artistic career in 1981 when she attended the National
College of Art in Dublin and was taught under the direction of the late Henry
Having studied with a strong restricted palette she then progressed
to develop her own technique when she moved to Co. Clare where she was so influenced
by the atmospheric skies, the moody landscapes and the wild Atlantic.
preferred medium is oil on canvas and the palette knife features strongly in her
paintings. She draws her inspiration from the magnificent scenery which abound
all around her locality from the Cliffs of Moher to the fishing village of Doolin,
the uniqueness of the Burren to the boats at Kinvara and on up to the wild exotic
beauty of Achill Island where she was born.
technique has been described as loose and fluid, using brush and knife to create
the shapes and images, and her palette carefully chosen and mixed to portray the
exquisite colours of the West of Ireland.
has been selected for many private and corporate collections around the World
and can be found in some top galleries in Ireland. She also runs a Summer Gallery
at Kincora House in Lisdoonvarna.
'06 Lahinch Art Gallery - entitled 'Storm Clouds Over Doolin' '04 Dobbins Gallery,
Dublin - entitled 'From Clare To Here'
Exhibitions (from 1985 to present)
Kenny's Art Gallery, Galway
Fine Art Gallery, Dublin
DeVere-White RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
Gallery, Naas, Co. Kildare
Greenlane Gallery, Dingle, Co. Kerry
Art Gallery, Co. Clare
Bold Art Gallery, Galway
Ennis Art Gallery, Co.
Merriman Summer School Exhibition, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare Russeli Gallery,
New Quay, Co. Clare
Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney, Co. Kerry