Doreen studied the impressionist genre of painting at the National College of Art and Design under the direction of the late Henry Healy R.H.A. Ultimately she was drawn back to the West of Ireland, where she was born, by her passion to paint its wild beauty and to capture the exquisite ﬂeeting light of the West, which has attracted so many famous artists in the past. Doreen’s preferred medium is oil paint. Doreen’s style features a strong application of the palette knife, delicately executed studies of the Wild Atlantic, the unique Burren landscape and the floral gardens which are her other passion in life.
Doreen’s work can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world.
One of Doreen,s paintings entitled “Evening at the Spa Wells” was featured as the cover for the late Maeve Binchy’s novel “ A Week in Summer” in 2007.
Doreen now resides in Lisdoonvarna , Co Clare where her studio is open to visitors.
Oil Painting classes are available in the Summer on location in the beautiful Burren region and on the Wild Atlantic Way.Winter classes are available in Doreen’s studio please enquire.