Sharon Donnelly

Sharon Donnelly works out of her studio in Mullaghbawn. Inspired by the majestic backdrop of Slieve Gullion, the play of light is a quality Sharon strives to explore in her paintings. Her work reflects life in her native South Armagh and recently Sharon has been drawn to old derelict dwellings. This has inspired her to create a new series of still life oil paintings. “ I want the viewer to think about who lived there and prompt them to reminisce about their own roots and childhood memories of growing up in a rural setting. I see glorious colour everywhere I go and colour has always been an integral part of my work. Focussing on the layering and sculpting of vibrant colours is how I breathe life into my subjects”

Sharon is an experienced art teacher with over 20 years experience. She has regularly exhibited solely and as part of a group . Sharon is a founding member of Rogha, Ring of Gullion Handcrafts and art.

Sharon’s work has travelled worldwide and many of her commissioned pieces reside in Canada, America, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe. Sharon’s painting The Longest Road was presented to Senator Labhras O’Murchu by the Ring Of Gullion Comhaltas in 2013 and is the second piece by Sharon to take up residence in Aras an Uachtarain.

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