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During the 15 years I have been engaged in the practice of making Art through a variety of disciplines. I trained in Cork’s Crawford College of Art and Design and completed my studies in Limerick School of Art and Design in 2004. I studied art education in LIT and have taught to national school, secondary school students and coordinated an Adult Portfolio Preparation Course. While doing so, I gained a Masters in Education. I currently teach art to secondary school students in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef in Abbeyfeale. My interests in art and design are multifaceted and not limited to one discipline. When creating work I am conscious of the process involved and how this can be shared with others; in one sense this has become a form of art too. Works carried out by me include private and public commissions of sculpture and painting as well as several large-scale murals in a variety of locations.
Keith O’Rahilly, has opened up his studio to all national school children from the community that have a particular interest in Art. While visiting Studio Art, students are taught an eight-week course in Art Craft and Design using contemporary art techniques and at the same time, witnessing studio art practices that evolve while the course is on. Keith has taught Art in Secondary School and to National School children in Newcastle West for the past eight years while continuing his own studio work, focusing primarily on painting.
Having just completed a series of paintings based on the work of Caravaggio (see video below), I am beginning a new series of landscape paintings. I am trying to capture the essence of rural life and how weather has affected this over the seasons and years. Please watch this site for further posts on this work.