Stunning Artwork from Northern Irish Artist Catherine Creaney

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Catherine Creaney is a selft-taught Northern Irish Artist who has featured in many group exhibitions in the UK, Ireland and Europe. She has received several awards for her work including The ESB Keating Award and Silver Medal for an outstanding art work at the 185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, First Place in the 2014 Artist’s Magazine All-Media Online Competition and twice winning The Drawing Prize and The Rowel Friers Perpetual Trophy at the Royal Ulster Academy’s Annual Exhibition.


In 2016 she was shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize, Dublin. Most recently in 2017 she has been awarded the don niccolo d’ardia caracciolo award at the Royal Hibernian Annual Exhibition, Dublin, The Henri Roche Award and The People’s Choice Award at The First International Pastel Exhibition, Rome.

In 2018 she has won the People’s Choice  Award at The Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast and the Portrait Prize at the National Open Art, London. 

Being self taught Catherine has developed her practice by visiting galleries and museums, researching and viewing different techniques and learning by trial and error. This process of development has taken her from working in abstraction in her early years to the realism she creates today. 

Her influences range from periods such as the Renaissance to modern contemporary realism. Taking from all forms of art including film, where she finds lighting effects and scene compositions inspiring. The work of Lucian Freud and his almost brutal honesty in capturing people has also been an influence and she is inspired in her own work by this honesty.

Today we take a look at this outstanding Artist’s work and shine a light on her talent. 

You can find out more about Catherine by visiting her website here.

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