Pádraic Reaney was born in Carraroe, Co. Galway in 1952. Basically self-taught, he went to art college for a few years encouraged by the well-known sculptor Oisin Kelly and has been a full-time artist since leaving college. He painted for several years in Galway; later he built a studio in Moycullen, where he now lives and works.
In addition to his painting, he has worked widely in graphics (etching, silk, screen etc.) and has done sculpture in bronze and stone and ceramic with a rich use of silver and gold leaf. His work is in great demand for book covers and illustrations, and he has recently created a series of striking wall hangings done in the studio of V'Soske Joyce.
A founder member of Western Artists, Island Connection, and ... read more