Olivia O'Carra artist,  Kerry

Farm Dingle Peninsula
Farm Dingle Peninsula, Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
View from Valentia
View from Valentia, Oil on Canvas, 14 x 18 inches
Soft Day Gap of Dunloe
Soft Day Gap of Dunloe, Oil on canvas, 14 x 18 inches
The Deenagh River
The Deenagh River, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
The Rose
The Rose, Oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches
Rereading the letter
Rereading the letter, oil on canvas, 10 x 14 inches
Aghadoe View
Aghadoe View, oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches
Slea Head
Slea Head, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
Stormy Weather Rossbeigh
Stormy Weather Rossbeigh, oil on board, 14 x 21 inches
Guagan Barra
Guagan Barra, oil on canvas, 12 x 16 inches
Golden Light
Golden Light, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches
Kerry Cliffs
Kerry Cliffs, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches

Olivia O'Carra, Kerry artist

I am based in Killarney surrounded by magnificent scenery so it is hardly surprising that my main interest is in Landscape Painting.

Although I have always loved to sketch and paint my background is in the Sciences. However an early retirement package in 2003 has given me the wonderful opportunity to concentrate on my painting. I love to spend time exploring the countryside and my paintings usually begin life as small pieces painted outdoors which inspire my larger studio paintings.

I paint in a traditional manner building up in layers starting with fairly thin paint but gradually adding thicker paint in an impasto fashion with knives, fingers, brushes and whatever is at hand. My style is representational. I am hoping to convey the feeling of being in that special place.

I have had many exhibitions both group and solo. My first solo exhibition in the Frank Lewis gallery in 2007 was a sell-out. My work is to be found in private collections worldwide.

website: www.oliviaocarra.com

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