Michael Hanrahan paints from his studio and gallery in Lahinch, working in watercolour, acrylics and oils.
In 2010 Michael was appointed by the Irish Government as the official artist for the historic Royal visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland. He subsequently visited Buckingham Palace to personally deliver his oil painting. It is part of the Royal Collection which includes works by the old masters.
Michael is now the only living Irish Artist with work in the Royal Collection. Three of his paintings hang in Buckingham Palace.
Michael was commissioned to paint two works commemorating Barrack Obama’s visit to Ireland. One was presented to U.S Ambassador Dan Rooney in Dublin and gifted to Barrack and Michelle Obama and was delivered to The White House, in Washington.