About the Artist
Lol lives and paints between the sea and the mountains of Connemara.
Here all the elements collide in a constant play of light which has attracted artists for generations. He draws his inspiration from the landscape, the people, the music and the ineffable quality of wildness which pervades the area. He works in many mediums but prefers oils for much of his painting. Additional to his personal work which hangs in numerous private collections, he is often commissioned to create specific works for museums and heritage centres. These include large scale murals for the award-winning Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre at Newgrange, Co. Meath, and a full scale reproduction of Jan van Wyke’s “Battle of the Boyne” from 1693. In 2002 he embarked, with a colleague from the Aran Islands, the painter Cyril O’Flaherty, on The Oilean Project. This is an ongoing artistic exploration of the abandoned islands of the West coast. The two artists live and work on a given island for various periods and the resultant exhibition serves as a portrait an extraordinary time and place. Lol is also an accomplished guitar player and hosts a regular Jazz program on local Connemara fm radio. He and his wife are passionate about bringing their lives around to a more sustainable existence and are employing the principals of Permaculture to growing their own food and looking after their small patch of land.