I work in oils, using brushes and palette knives. For some paintings, particularly land and seascapes, I like to work quickly, always aiming to capture a spontaneity, a freshness in my work. Other work, such as buildings or clusters of quiet houses, take more time as I build layer upon layer of paint to give the impression

 

I like to immerse myself in a particular place, walking the beaches, hills and mountains, discovering the views and looking for those special moments when the perfect composition for a painting seems to jump out at you . In my compositions I aim to achieve a harmony between the land, sea and sky.

 

 

I carry my sketchbook and camera on my walks. Once back in the studio I will use the photos and sketches as references and begin working the canvas with very rough brush outlines, mapping out the general composition and colour tones with swift brush strokes.The painting is then brought to life with the palette knife using primarily pure unmixed colours which are blended into the canvas or laid on thick.

 

My work is inspired and influenced by the classic Irish landscape paintings of Paul Henry and Roderic O’Connor, as well as contemporary artists such as Donald Teskey. My use of strong, vibrant colours to describe my Irish landscapes has been inspired by the French artists, Cezanne and Claude Idlas. My colours come from what I see, sometimes exaggerated in order to bring out the life and energy in the landscapes and seas.

 


solo exhibitions


Along the Atlantic Way - The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2015

Family Album - The Dun Laoghaire Art Gallery, Dublin 2014

Island Life - Western Light Art Gallery, Keel, Achill  2014

Homeland - The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2013

Still Lives - The Heritage Centre, Dalkey, Co.Dublin 2012

Still Lives – The Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford 2012

Sentinels – The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2011

COAST – Dalkey Heritage Centre, Dublin, 2010

Landscapes – The Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford 2010

The Light Of Which I Speak, The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin 2009

Living Colours, Cork and Kerry, The Hungry Hill Gallery, Adrigole, Co.Cork 2007

From Clare to Here. Lahinch Art Gallery, Lahinch,Co.Clare 2007

The West of Ireland - Land, Sea and Sky,  The Hungry Hill Gallery, Adrigole, Cork 2006

The Blue Loft Gallery, Dublin 2007 (2 person show with Axel Rothoux)

 

selected group shows

Affordable Art Fair, London - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Wexford FRINGE, Whites Hotel 2009 - 2015

RDS Art Fair, 2006 - 2015

Art Ireland Spring Collection, Dublin 2007, 2008, 2009,

Art Ireland, RDS, Dublin 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

 

Western Light Art Gallery, Keel, Achill, Co. Mayo, 2005 - 2015

Red Rag Gallery, Gloucestershire, UK 2008 - 2011

The Blue Loft Gallery, Dublin 2007, 2008, 2009

The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin 2007, 2008, 2009

Lahinch Art Gallery, Co.Clare, 2008, 2009, 2010

Clifden Art Gallery, Connemara, 2009, 2010

Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin 2008

ScotlandArt.com, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007,2008

The Hungry Hill Gallery, Cork, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Christmas Group Show, Munster Fine Art gallery, 2006, 2007

Summer Show, OSB Gallery, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow 2005

Art on the Green, Stephen’s Green , Dublin 2005

 

collections

Embassy of Cyprus, Washington, USA

Embassy of France, Dublin, Ireland

The Oilveto Restaurant at the Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan

Paypal Offices, Dundalk

private collections – Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA.

 

media

Ohio Iriish American News, 2011 - Cover and Feature Article

RTE Nationwide, 2010 –  Featured artist on Irish national TV show

The Dubliner Magazine, 2011 – Review of solo exhibition “Sentinels”

 

artist residencies

Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill – 2007              

 


News from the Studio

A MAYO artist who is just back from a sell-out exhibition in Australia will be showing his vivid portraits of the Achill landscape at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, in the RDS from November 10 to 12. http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2017/11/01/4147921-mayo-artist-in-the-national-spotlight-after-australian-success/
I held my first exhibition in Australia in July this year at the Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle. It was a great success and turned out to be a complete sell out.
I recently exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London with the Doorway Gallery. It's always an exciting fair to be at and this was, I think, my sixth time at the fair. Here's a link to a great review of the show from William McKenzie.
Padraig McCaul paintings to feature in new national Eircode marketing campaign
Summer 2016 is going to be very busy, with paintings workshops, exhibitions and a major national marketing campaign to look forward to.
This is an interview I gave to the Galway Advertiser in the run up to my exhibition at the Townhall Theatre in Galway in March this year.

CV & Statement

 

I work in oils, using brushes and palette knives. For some paintings, particularly land and seascapes, I like to work quickly, always aiming to capture a spontaneity, a freshness in my work. Other work, such as buildings or clusters of quiet houses, take more time as I build layer upon layer of paint to give the impression

 

I like to immerse myself in a particular place, walking the beaches, hills and mountains, discovering the views and looking for those special moments when the perfect composition for a painting seems to jump out at you . In my compositions I aim to achieve a harmony between the land, sea and sky.

 

 

I carry my sketchbook and camera on my walks. Once back in the studio I will use the photos and sketches as references and begin working the canvas with very rough brush outlines, mapping out the general composition and colour tones with swift brush strokes.The painting is then brought to life with the palette knife using primarily pure unmixed colours which are blended into the canvas or laid on thick.

 

My work is inspired and influenced by the classic Irish landscape paintings of Paul Henry and Roderic O’Connor, as well as contemporary artists such as Donald Teskey. My use of strong, vibrant colours to describe my Irish landscapes has been inspired by the French artists, Cezanne and Claude Idlas. My colours come from what I see, sometimes exaggerated in order to bring out the life and energy in the landscapes and seas.

 


solo exhibitions


Along the Atlantic Way - The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2015

Family Album - The Dun Laoghaire Art Gallery, Dublin 2014

Island Life - Western Light Art Gallery, Keel, Achill  2014

Homeland - The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2013

Still Lives - The Heritage Centre, Dalkey, Co.Dublin 2012

Still Lives – The Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford 2012

Sentinels – The Doorway Gallery, Dublin 2011

COAST – Dalkey Heritage Centre, Dublin, 2010

Landscapes – The Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford 2010

The Light Of Which I Speak, The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin 2009

Living Colours, Cork and Kerry, The Hungry Hill Gallery, Adrigole, Co.Cork 2007

From Clare to Here. Lahinch Art Gallery, Lahinch,Co.Clare 2007

The West of Ireland - Land, Sea and Sky,  The Hungry Hill Gallery, Adrigole, Cork 2006

The Blue Loft Gallery, Dublin 2007 (2 person show with Axel Rothoux)

 

selected group shows

Affordable Art Fair, London - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Wexford FRINGE, Whites Hotel 2009 - 2015

RDS Art Fair, 2006 - 2015

Art Ireland Spring Collection, Dublin 2007, 2008, 2009,

Art Ireland, RDS, Dublin 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

 

Western Light Art Gallery, Keel, Achill, Co. Mayo, 2005 - 2015

Red Rag Gallery, Gloucestershire, UK 2008 - 2011

The Blue Loft Gallery, Dublin 2007, 2008, 2009

The Bad Art Gallery, Dublin 2007, 2008, 2009

Lahinch Art Gallery, Co.Clare, 2008, 2009, 2010

Clifden Art Gallery, Connemara, 2009, 2010

Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin 2008

ScotlandArt.com, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2007,2008

The Hungry Hill Gallery, Cork, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Christmas Group Show, Munster Fine Art gallery, 2006, 2007

Summer Show, OSB Gallery, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow 2005

Art on the Green, Stephen’s Green , Dublin 2005

 

collections

Embassy of Cyprus, Washington, USA

Embassy of France, Dublin, Ireland

The Oilveto Restaurant at the Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan

Paypal Offices, Dundalk

private collections – Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA.

 

media

Ohio Iriish American News, 2011 - Cover and Feature Article

RTE Nationwide, 2010 –  Featured artist on Irish national TV show

The Dubliner Magazine, 2011 – Review of solo exhibition “Sentinels”

 

artist residencies

Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill – 2007