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. Contemplating the story to be told. In essence, I love to paint.”

Artist and Teacher

An Irish artist born in Dublin Ireland, Nina Patterson presently lives and works in County Kildare. She is an accomplished artist with over 20 years’ experience painting and teaching art to both adults and children. Nina became a member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland at the age of twenty. She is also a member of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and the Kildare Artists. Nina takes part in juried, group and gallery exhibitions throughout Ireland. Her work is to be found in National, corporate and private collections.

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 it’s atmosphere…

It’s about the attraction, the way you see something, not what you see, contemplating the story of that moment, the story to be told…

My paintings infuse moments into being with a pure melody of light and colour.
Inspirations to live, to dream. I create original pieces of artwork that are deeply personal and unique.”

Working in the Studio

Artwork that ignites the senses, stirring emotions, evoking feelings of calm and happiness to create pieces that are pleasing to the senses.
“Using each medium’s best characteristics, the crisp transparent clarity of ink and watercolour, the bold full bodied flow of liquid acrylic and the luscious heavy textures of oil paint, I like to paint varied themes. Including land and water scenes as well as people, interiors and still life.
Mostly I find inspiration in fleeting moments where the light plays on a subject capturing its energy & mood. I’m attracted to sunlight and warmth, the dynamics of light and shade.
My paintings are created with an emphasis on strong happy shapes and bold tonal values.  Warm harmonious colours blend together to build a flow of movement and rhythm. Creating pieces that are very personal and unique”.

Group & Solo Exhibitions

The Kenny Gallery Galway
Tuckmill Gallery Kildare
Lavit Gallery Cork
Riverbank Kildare
Kilcock Art Gallery Kildare
Solomon Gallery Dublin
Kilkenny design Centre Kilkenny
Garter Lane Waterford
Clock House Cork
Taylors Sligo

Awards / Commissions / Private & Corporate Collections

Winner of the Universal Arts Suppliers Award 2021
National Library of Ireland – Selected for a commission for Permanent Collection
University of Limerick – Permanent Collection
Embassy of the USA – 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 – CommissionWinner

Selected Exhibitions

RHA Open Exhibition Dublin
The Kenny Gallery Galway
Iontas Small Works Sligo
Royal Ulster Academy Open Exhibition Belfast
Oireachtas Dublin
Kildare Artists
Showcase at the R.D.S. Dublin