My name is Bríd Fanning. I am an Irish artist based near Oldcastle, in Co. Meath. Working from my home studio I create art where I explore our identity through our more obscure treasure of Irish traditions and reconnect with our history. Whether its our people, animals or our landscape, I like to express who we are through bold colour.
Co. Meath is steeped in Irish myth, legend and history. I live close to a fairy fort and a megalithic tomb (Loughcrew Cairns) so its easy to find inspiration by this amazing rural landscape that surrounds me. My work is always an evolving process. I'm constantly learning and developing my style. In addition to my original pieces I also combine my artwork with my graphic design background to create unique art prints.
My background is in Visual Communications. In recent years I worked as a Graphic Design Consultant. Previous to that I worked as a In-house Graphic Designer for commercial businesses for various disciplines including architecture, finance, on-line gaming and animal nutrition. In the early days I worked in marketing and advertising here in Ireland and also in the USA and Australia.
I continued to develop my art skills over the years completing courses at the National College of Art and Design in “Drawing and Contemporary Art Practice” and “Colour Theory.” I also completed a course on “Illustration for Children’s Picture Books”.
With the support of Meath County Council Arts office I was able to hold my first two solo exhibitions in October 2021 in Oranmore in Galway and a second one in November 2021 just outside my local town of Oldcastle. Both exhibitions were very successful.
I was also one of 5 small craft businesses selected by Meath Local Enterprise Office to represent Meath at SHOWCASE in February 2022, Ireland's largest retail trade show.
I would like to thank MIAN Photography for all the professional photography of me on this site. I hope you enjoy my work. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more.