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Gillian O'Shea

About the Artist

Gillian is a professionally trained Irish artist specialising in contemporary Watercolour. Gillian’s Watercolour work captures the beauty and intensity of familiar subjects using a semi-representational accessible style, to evoke intense emotional responses within the viewer. The work offers a fresh, vibrant and contemporary approach to the traditional and complex medium of Watercolour.
Gillian studied Fine Art in Dublin Institute of Technology and graduated with a first class honours degree in 2005. Since graduating, Gillian pursued an alternative career in Financial Services, qualifying as an accountant in 2009. In 2014, Gillian started painting in Watercolour, and in July 2015 she created ‘Dabble in Art’ to share her work and passion for Watercolour with others. In late 2016, Gillian decided to return to art and develop her artistic practice. Gillian currently lives and works in Dublin.

B.A. (1st Class Hons.) in Fine Art specialising in Interdisciplinary Sculpture, DIT, School of Art, Design and Printmaking

Previous Shows

2017 Annual Group Exhibition, Green Acres Gallery, Wexford

‘Pin Ups Bowie’, Group Show, The Green Gallery, St. Stephens Green, Dublin

2016 "‘Dabble in Art’, solo exhibition, The Copperhouse Gallery, Dublin

2016 ‘Showcase in the Potting Shed’, solo exhibition, The Old Yard, Castledermot, Kildare

2006 ‘Green Tea’ Joint Art Exhibition with John Mayock, Cockleshell Arts Centre, Duncannon Fort, Wexford

2004 ‘Platform 059’, Carlow Institute of Technology, Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow

2004 "DIT Fine Art Graduate Show 2004, Portland Row, Dublin

1997 "Local Artist Selection, St. Patrick’s College, Eigse Arts Festival, Carlow

2004 Awarded ‘Student of Academic Excellence’, DIT, School of Art, Design and Printmaking

2004 "Awarded ‘Best Fine Art Student’, final year, DIT, School of Art, Design and Printmaking


2003 ‘A Formulaic Approach to Creating a Work of Art as a Successful Mode of Expression’, Thesis for B.A. in Fine Art, DIT, School of Art, Design and Printmaking


01. 'Sprint
43cm x 33cm
450 euro (framed)


02. 'Sheep Crowd'
33cm x 43cm
450 euro (framed)


03. 'Red Alert'
49cm x 39cm
450 euro (framed)