About Kieran (Artist and Educator)
My name is Kieran and I’m here to help you flourish as an artist. I am a professional visual artist and educator, specialising in still life and landscape painting. I also have extensive experience in both portraiture and figure drawing/painting.
I studied traditional academic painting and drawing techniques at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence. The academy had a strict curriculum based on the methods used by French ateliers in the late 19th Century; the course covered highly technical aspects of drawing and painting.
I completed my studies in 2009 and moved to London, where I established a studio and produced work for exhibitions in Australia and the UK.
During my time in London, I immersed myself in the vibrant contemporary art scene. This helped me to refine my approach to painting, both technically and thematically. In 2013, I moved to a small town in rural England with my partner, two cats and a dog. We work with animal rescues and foster other dogs and cats in need. This change in scenery and lifestyle allowed me to further develop the themes of nature and natural history within my work.
Throughout the course of my career, my artwork has been widely exhibited in the UK, Australia, and the USA. I have been the recipient of a number of prizes, scholarships, residencies, and awards.
I look forward to working with you:)
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