Phyllis Del Vecchio was born in Medford, Massachusetts, USA, and studied at the Boston Museum in Fine Arts School and the Massachusetts College of Art. She taught art, painted and exhibited in the USA until 1964 when she came to Ireland on holiday. The changing light and colour in Ireland influenced her so greatly that she stayed. She has lived in Co. Galway for many years now.
The West of Ireland remains her inspiration. It is the rugged wilderness we know so well, but seen in a personal and individual way. It is an intimate landscape, a hedgerow, a stream, a corner of a boreen, some trees, wild flowers. It is populated by wild birds and animals, never humans. Indeed the only human influence we see in her work is an occasional abandoned ... read more