Patricia Kavanagh is a landscape artist, painting nature in her own naturalistic style using oils as her preferred medium.
Patricia grew up on the shores of Galway Bay near Blackrock in Salthill. She began painting at a very early age, drawing inspiration from the ever-changing light on the bay, the Burren hills beyond and the dramatic landscape of her beloved Connemara. She remembers with fondness the first time her father indicated the Twelve Pins to her when she was barely knee high. Little did he realise that he had just given her a wonderful gift; an awareness of nature and an appreciation of its beauty. Patricia continued painting whenever possible while raising her six children and also being involved in the family business. Her love of painting provided her with the necessary peace and time-out so vital in the life of a busy mother.
As a self taught artist Patricia is constantly observing the genius and works of others; amongst her favourites the Romantic artists Constable and Friedrich. Her desire to expand her knowledge has led her to study for a BA in Art & Design in GMIT.
Encouraged by her husband and family Patricia recently converted old stables at her home to accommodate her studio where she now enjoys painting full time. Her paintings are a collection of the subjects and places she loves; in particular the west of Ireland where she often paints ‘en plein air’ to capture the light or just sits and sketches the splendid landscape.
Patricia’s paintings have been acquired by clients in UK, USA and throughout Ireland.