Here at Restless.Design we love art. Hanging the perfect piece of art can simply transform a living space and bring life and personality to your interiors.
Artwork however, especially original art can be expensive and isn’t always feasible. So today’s post is all about prints, the perfect (and cheaper) alternative! We’re also focusing on Irish artists and the best places to buy and support home grown talent.
Deirdre Breen – Damn Fine Print
Deirdre Breen is a designer and printmaker from Cork, based in Dublin. Her work is a playful exploration of simple forms, colour, gradation & repetition. Damn Fine Print was set up in 2011 as Dublin’s first community easy access screen print studio and Deirdre is one of their featured artists. Her work is available to purchase from their site www.damnfineprint.com along with many other talented artists!
Lola Donoghue is an another Irish artist, based in Galway. Her style is typically abstract featuring beautiful soft pastel tones. Lola describes her paintings as”personal reflections and interpretations, they are always an emerging process, I like when I discover things by accident and I usually let this dictate the direction of the painting.” Her artwork is available to buy from her website where she sells originals and prints. www.loladonoghue.com
If you read our Embracing Irish Design post, you may recognise this name! Andrea Flanagan is a graduate in fine art but also works as a food photographer. Her work is poetic & dramatic and like Restless, she certainly isn’t afraid of colour. You can purchase prints of her beautiful oil paintings on Etsy www.etsy.com/ie/people/andrealucyflanagan & also directly from her website www.andreaflanagan.ie.
Shane O’Connor is a seriously cool Dublin based artist that specialises in prints. His work focuses on famous landmarks and the hidden treasures in our cities. He manipulates the pictures by infusing them with photographs, bright colours, geometric shapes and quirky robots. His work can be bought on www.sketchyinc.com and each piece is signed and a limited edition.
Jam Art Factory
The Jam Art Factory is an independent gallery and design shop on Patrick Street and in Crown Alley, Temple Bar. Their shops and website are full of wonderful Irish craft and design, everything from ceramic to prints. They also have a separate website dedicated solely to prints to give Irish based printmakers from all different backgrounds a platform to display and sell their work. www.jamartprints.com
By Aoife Rhattigan
Creative Director Restless.Design
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