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Artists Bio : Ric O'Reilly

Ric O'Reilly was born in Liverpool in 1947, of Irish parents. After a successful business career and several years as a press photographer, Ric O'Reilly gained an Honours Degree in 'Art & Design/Photography' from Lancaster University in 1999, having his 50th birthday whilst still a first year student.


The Irish Arts Review Spring edition 2007 noted "... his painterly rather than documentary approach to photography is evident in the images that combine colour with black-and-white...is forged through a distinctly abstract and painterly aesthetic."


Which is not surprising as he took to photography whilst waiting to do a degree in fine art.


Ric.O'Reilly divides his time between Lancashire, on the North West coast of England and the west coast of Ireland, with occasional forays to western U.S.A..


His images, mostly landscape or objects in the landscape, are affected by the untamed weather and the dramatic scenery to be found on both sides of the Irish sea.


Ric O'Reilly's work has been featured in global advertising campaigns, has adorned book and CD covers worldwide. In addition his work is represented by the Photonica, Getty Images and Trevillion picture libraries.


He is an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography and has exhibited worldwide. His works are held in collections in Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, U.K., France, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong as well as right across the United States.

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