About Susan

Susan Farrelly Artist Co. Louth Ireland

Artists Statement

Susan Farrelly graduated from the National Collage of Art and Design with a 1st class hons. degree in Fine Art.

Since 1996 she has exhibited at the RHA, Ormond Multimedia Centre and The Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham. She was awarded artists’ residencies in France and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Corporate commissions include a series of paintings for the EIQA, Dublin, eBay and her work is in many private collections.

Susan sees paintings as short emotional snapshots. She uses various subject matter as metaphors to explore different themes. Drawing is central to this process and is ever present as part of the creative journey.

She specialises in experimental mixed media, acrylic texturing, and the art of glazing with oils to layer depth, drama and atmosphere in painting.

The Studios

In 1998 a diary entry outlined the concept of Abbey Art Studios. “I had a vision of a space that provided all the studio facilities for a sculpture practice but also to accommodate others that had an interest in learning new art skills.”

In 2008 she opened her studio to the public. Abbey Art Studios is a Creative Business based in Louth and at Creative Spark, Dundalk. It is a professional studio that offers sculpture, drawing and painting classes to Children and Adults of all abilities.

They are working art studios for her personal practice and undertaking commissions. Abbey Art Studios offers space to acquire new art skills in a relaxed, fun environment for all ages.