about nina

How I Became an Artist

“Creating has always been my centre. It captures me completely. Focusing my being entirely on a concept, moulding line and colour or shape and form into being with a pure melody of light and colour. Contemplating the story to be told. In essence, I love to paint.”

”I Create Original Pieces of Artwork that are Inspirations to Enjoy, Live & Dream.’’

About Nina

An Irish artist, born in Dublin, Nina now lives in County Kildare with her husband and three children.

”I am a painter at heart & love to paint sunlight & colour in fine flowing inks & watercolours, full bodied liquid acrylics and heavy textured oils. Mixing media & grounds to best suit my subject.”

Initially a watercolour painter, Nina, at the age of twenty was the youngest ever elected member of the WSI. Nina now works across a range of disciplines, grounds and sizes. Her style is easily discernible, through unique manipulation of paint & use of colour. “I have come to realise that I can’t live without painting”, says Nina, ‘’It fills me with calm happiness’’.

Inspiration for Nina’s work comes from the world around her, focusing on themes of the Irish landscape & living. Creating a work of art for Nina means much more than simply reproducing something she sees. ‘’It’s about capturing the essence of a moment in time,” she explains. Nina creates original pieces of art that ignite the senses, stirring emotions, evoking feelings of calm happiness.

‘I hope to bring viewers on a journey, inviting them to escape for a moment,

Inspirations to Enjoy, Live & Dream.

Creating my Paintings

”Perhaps it’s a flicker of sunlight across a room or the intense sparkly blue of the ocean and I’m caught. Captivated in that moment, immersed, wrapped in its atmosphere.

It’s about the attraction, the beauty I see in the essence of a that moment, contemplating the story of that moment, the story to be told.

My work is a celebration of the spirit and warmth of life & the beauty of the natural world we share. I hope to reflect this spirit in my paintings. Infusing moments into being with a pure melody of light and colour.”

”I Create Original Pieces of Artwork that are Inspirations to Enjoy, Live & Dream.’’


For as long as I can remember I loved to create & use colour. As a child, making mud pies, drawing patterns, colouring in and on, well anything. Creating has always been my centre it captures me completely. Focusing my being entirely on a concept, moulding line and colour or shape and form into being. Contemplating the story to be told. In essence, I love to paint.

I have been painting & teaching professionally for many years. 

I am a member of the Visual Artists Association, Visual Artists of Ireland, Design & Craft Council of Ireland, The Watercolour Society of Ireland, Kildare Craft Cluster, Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, Original Kildare, Kildare Women in business and others.

I have had work accepted for the Royal Hibernian Academy & the Royal Ulster Academy exhibitions and won awards.

My work is to be found in the National Library & Limerick University permanent collections, as well as many corporate and private collections.


Happy working in any medium that suits the subject best. With an emphasis on bright colours, strong shapes and bold tonal values, creating mood & energy.

I developed my own recipe for full bodied liquid pouring acrylics. Stretching the boundaries to give of this paint medium a unique consistency similar to honey. Each artwork’s colours & tones are individually mixed & stored in glass jars before commencing the work. Paint is then poured & dribbled onto sections of the canvas controlling the flow, sculpting the paint into form using wooden sticks & skewers. After a few days drying another layer can be poured.  Working in poured acrylic gives my work a free flowing calm softness, with unique, interesting textures and runs that are not achievable with any other medium. It’s a bit unpredictable, messy & great fun!! smile

I am always on the look out to catch a fleeting glimpse of that something special to paint. Stopping to look at interesting things I see, taking photos & making notes. Whether its studying the texture of an old weathered boat, thinking about its journey or the puffiness of clouds floating by, wondering where they have been, or, the beautiful colours I see and the dynamics of sunlight & shade. Then I can wait to paint that beautiful story.

Currently I exhibit in The Doorway Gallery Dublin, The Kenny Gallery Galway, The Kilkenny Art Gallery, The Kildare Gallery, Artsource and elsewhere. I take part in juried, group and other gallery exhibitions as opportunities arise.



Nina has designed & developed a limited edition fine art print collection. Taken from beautifully created original paintings worked in liquid acrylic on deep stretched canvas. Lovingly printed in Ireland using 100% cotton rag Hahnemühle paper & fine archival inks. With each element being carefully chosen for its high quality, longevity and environmentally friendly properties. Elegantly branded & presented.

‘I’m delighted to have just released a fine art card collection & am in the process of designing & developing a range for baby gifting.

I’m very excited to  launch my luxury painting holiday retreats in 2025. At last after a lot of searching to find the perfect locations. I have selected some very special venues for you to enjoy… details will be available in the Autumn…….’

Group & Solo Exhibitions


The Doorway Gallery Dublin

The Kildare Gallery

The Kenny Gallery Galway

Kilkenny Art Gallery

Castlemartyr House Gallery Cork
Tuckmill Gallery Kildare
Lavit Gallery Cork
Riverbank Kildare
Kilcock Art Gallery Kildare
Solomon Gallery Dublin
Kilkenny design Centre Kilkenny
Garter Lane Waterford

Awards / Commissions / Private & Corporate Collections

Winner of the Universal Arts Suppliers Award
National Library of Ireland – Commission for Permanent Collection
University of Limerick – Permanent Collection
USA Embassy in Ireland – Kildare artist selected for Bill Clinton Designs on Peace Exhibition
Artist in residence programme – St. Wolstans Kildare
Rhone Poulens – Adjudicator of Children’s Art Competiton
Kelt Award – Studio Grant Award
Bank of Ireland – Corporate Commission
Team Aer Lingus – Corporate Commission
Art in Golf  – Corporate Commission
Irish Distillers – Corporate Commission
Dr Tony Ryan – Private Commission
Boarder line artists agent London – Commission

Selected Exhibitions

RHA Open Exhibition Dublin

The Kenny Gallery Galway

Iontas Small Works Sligo

Royal Ulster Academy Belfast

Oireachtas Dublin

Kildare Artists

Showcase at the R.D.S. Dublin