Geraldine Kieran moved to Kinsale on the south coast of Ireland in 1987. Having grown up on a farm, the rural landscape has always had an influence on her work. Now living next to the sea, her love of the outdoors grew. Geraldine has always been fascinated by atmospheric space within the landscape and how the world is seen through the eyes of others. She was drawn to expressing herself through painting and textiles. This interest was further developed when she decided to take her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design. After completing her degree, Geraldine had her first solo show which was aptly called “Silence”.
The images that Geraldine records on her walks through the landscapes of West Cork are only part of the narrative. She uses memory and feelings to give her expressive paintings a sense of place. Geraldine believes there is always a strong connection between the artist and the land.
Geraldine has also trained as an Art teacher and worked for the Ministry of Education in Singapore for four years. She taught 8 to 13-year-olds in order to foster in them, the same enthusiasm that she has for art and was the recipient of the annual ‘Teacher of the Year’ MOE award.
Geraldine was awarded The Registrar’s Prize from her Degree show and was selected as one of the featured artists in the Lavitt Gallery “Fledglings” show in Cork. She has had four solo shows and has exhibited in many Group Exhibitions. Her works are in private collections in Ireland, the UK, Singapore and the USA.
She is a member of “Visual Artists Ireland” (VAI) and the Teacher Council of Ireland
Geraldine lives and works in Kinsale, West Cork, surrounded by the sea and inspirational rural landscape.