Sinéad Smyth is based on the Inishowen peninsula, County Donegal, Ireland. Sinéad has original oil paintings for sale, as well as limited edition, signed prints. Please contact Sinéad if you are interested in any of her work.
She is an Irish contemporary artist painting mainly in oils. Sinéad creates portraits and landscapes which communicate and interpret the energy and spirit emanating from the land and the people of this rural peninsula, the most northerly point in Ireland.
Her painting comes from a love of observation, which is followed in many cases by painting from life, memory or photographic record. She creates vibrant, energetic atmospheres and emotions. Sinéad’s work is heavily influenced by her travels in Europe, North Africa and South America, which is reflected by her use of colour and space.
She is largely self-taught, painting and drawing since childhood, she has spent time studying and working with several professional artists. In 2010 she won an award for her portrait in oil at the “Open Your Mind Exhibition”, NUS-USI, Northern Ireland.
Sinéad has been organising, enabling and facilitating arts related projects for 18 years and has worked on several collaborative arts projects on both sides of the border, including the City of Culture/Thames Festival ‘Rivers of the World‘ Project. She has exhibited in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Europe.
- A British Council video about Rivers of the World
- The British Council’s Flickr photos for Rivers of the World
- Our Colours, Our Sounds
Her work is held in the collection of Belfast City Council and in private collections in Ireland, England and France and is a founder member of the Inishowen Rural Arts Network, a group created to support, encourage and exhibit rural artists’ work.
These semi-abstract landscapes are executed in heavy, buttery oil paint which she applies by brush, knife and by hand. This technique is combined with a confident use of intense colour. These lush atmospheric paintings have wide appeal and are highly collectable.
Janet Ross, Ross Fine Art