Doreen Drennan – Artist Profile
Doreen Drennan is an impressionist painter documenting the Burren region and the Wild Atlantic Way for over 30 years. She has spent her life on the Atlantic; born on Achill Island, Co. Mayo and later moving to Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare. Through years of observation she has developed an acute understanding of the West of Ireland and continually strives to perfect its natural beauty onto canvas. Doreen’s preferred medium is oil paint. She utilises brush and knife techniques to execute the challenging form, colour, texture and depth of her surroundings. Her subjects range from the wildness of the Atlantic to the rugged marks left on the landscape by the sea. She is noted for her ability to capture the changing atmospheric sky lines above the Atlantic and is continually inspired by the dramatic fleeting light of the West.
Doreen studied at NCAD and has maintained a successful painting practice. Her work is included in the AIB collection and several other private and corporate international collections. Her painting ‘Evening at the Spa Well’ was featured on the cover of Maeve Binchy’s book ‘A week in Summer’.