Orla Barry is an artist and designer based in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, county Louth. She graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2007. Orla is a painter who works with acrylics on canvas. Her collection also includes framed Giclée prints of her originals, greeting cards and hand painted brooches. Her work is inspired by animals, nature, sacred art, mysticism, surrealism, fairytales, patterns and a search for perfect colour combinations.
She regularly exhibits her paintings throughout Ireland and has completed residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Monaghan, Cill Rialaig Project, Kerry, Nes Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland and Camino Artes, Spain. One of her paintings is held in the Dundalk Town Council collection.
Her work is available in several art, craft and design shops and galleries around the country and abroad.