Ann Daly studied Fine Art at the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin graduating in 1992.
Ann has exhibited in The Limerick City Gallery, Quay Arts, Killaloe and Friarsgate Art Centre. She is currently represented in London at Cross Street Gallery, alongside leading contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin, Lucien Freud and Bridget Riley.
Co-founder of The Gallery, Killaloe, Ann works from her studio (Contact Studios, Limerick), painting landscapes of West Clare with oil and wax using palette knives and brushes. She paints with instant passion in order to capture the fresh landscape of the sea. The canvas is worked layer upon layer, wet on wet developing an impasto effect for dark rock faces.
Working with the contrasts of light and dark, she is drawn to the moods of the west coast skies, sea and rocks and completely immerses herself of the memories of childhood where Ann finds the image most powerful.
Her work is inspired by the layered and rough brush technique of older Rembrandt and more recently contemporary artists such as Paddy Graham and Donald Teskey.
Recently she donated a painting titled ‘ Take a deep breath’ at an auction for The Carers Association of Ireland at their annual Masquerade Ball at Thomond Park, which raised almost €2,000. Ann has spent not only her childhood in Liscannor, Co.Clare but much of her later years caring for her grandfather Mick Howe when required. Ann fully understands the need for carers to have time out and to accept help from organisations to give them a break. During Ann’s time caring for her grandfather she would take her timeout by capturing the stunning surrounding landscape of Clahane, West Clare. These moments are when Ann would take that ‘deep breath’ and inhale the sea air taking in the incredible seascapes. This, deep breath would give the Ann creative energy to bring back to her studio and then show her grandfather whom always called his townland God’s Country.
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