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Artists Bio : Jimmy Lawlor

Jimmy Lawlor was born in December 1967 in Wexford.  Jimmy lives in Westport, in the magnificent West of Ireland. He has been exhibiting for over 15 years. His work is based not only on the Irish sense of humour, but in vivid realisation that the old way of life will have vanished by our next generation.


He has a passion for his art and takes from his surroundings a rural feeling that is distinctly his own interpretation, and distinctly Irish.


There’s just something about the light that captures peoples attention.

There’s a familiarity about the place that people recognise and there’s a humour about the characters that are typically found in every town in Ireland. He enjoys that people can have fun with this art. ‘It’s refreshing to hear the chuckles in a gallery, as people see something in the work that reminds them of home’, and on closer examination of the work, you have to appreciate the precision and skill of this artist.  His work is extremely detailed and instantly recognisable.  People fascinate him; he loves that ‘lived in’ feeling in people’s faces, their honesty and charm, and the sparkle in their eye.


His work has been featured in many of the magazines including ‘Image’ and ‘Upstairs Downstairs’, the Irish Independent and in German and French National papers. His work has also been featured on Irish Television, Nationwide, French Television and Dutch Television.


Jimmy’s work is included in many important private and corporate collections in Ireland and all around the world, among them IIU, Oliver Reed Estate, Hugh Leonard, Treasury Holdings, Diageo Ireland, Dermot Desmond, Brenda Fricker, Great Southern Hotel Group, Government Buildings and Anglo Irish Bank London.

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Pier road, Kinsale, West Cork, Ireland. Convent Road, Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland.

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