About Artist

For as long as I can remember, I've loved the freedom of being outside in the elements, for me being in nature bestows a gift that nourishes the soul, beyond comprehension!, and so, is the inspiration behind my practice. Being an abstract artist allows me to express my connection intuitively, working in oils, and graphite, I capture the essence of what I see and feel. I am seduced by colour and mark making, continually experimenting to see what can be achieved by moving the colour around the canvas, using line as a vehicle to distort and abstract, encapsulating the changing light and shadows which course their way across the land, highlighting its texture and geology, by applying and removing paint I can also expose a glimpse of the past beneath the surface, mimicking the archeology of place, giving myself permission to alternate between the real and the imaginary. It's all these contradictions which intrigue and excite me.
Vicki O'Donoghue

Originally from London, I’m now based in the beautiful Brown Mountains 7kms outside Kilkenny City. I studied Fine Art F.E.T.A.C level 5 and Advanced certificate Fine Art and Business level 6, graduating in 2015, with distinction in all disciplines. I also have a diploma with distinction in History of Art (London Art College).

  • Certificate of Achievement on completion of the Abstract Course, at KCAT Arts Centre 2017-2018.
  • End of year graduate show 2015, Ormonde College, Kilkenny.
  • Group show Ormonde College KIlkenny Arts week 2015.
  • Cruthu West Wicklow Art Group, exhibited yearly basis in their Gallery at Russborough House, Blessington, from 2010-2016
  • Group exhibition Dunlavin Arts Festival. June 2017
  • Group Exhibition McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare 2018
  • Group show at Blackwatch Studio during Kilkenny arts week 2018
  • Group Show Kilkenny Arts week Castlecomer Discovery Park 2019

Residency with Loadstar School of Art at Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick Aug’ 2017.Ending with Solo show.
Residency with Joya-Air Andulucia, Spain. March 2020.