Jan 2024: New Year, New Website!

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A big job on my to-do list for 2024 is finishing my new website. I’m not a natural tech person and building out, formatting and trying to make navigating my website an experience with ease takes time but I’m almost there! This will be the third edition of my website. I’ve had new studio photos […]

Dec 2023: It’s been a great year!

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2023 has been a great year for my art practice and professional growth. When the year began I made a list of intentions of how I would roughly like the year to unfold (this is my version of a business plan!) and a lot of what I imagined materialised.   I was feeling a little […]

Nov 2023: Contemporary Artist

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As my creative journal is receiving more online attention I would like to introduce myself again and share some background on how I became a contemporary artist. I am originally from Co.Clare on the west coast of Ireland but have been London, UK-based for over eleven years now. As I write, it’s a little surreal […]

June 2023: Are Art Fairs Worth It?

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Are art fairs worth it? Participating in art fairs is a relatively new experience for me. If I’m honest it took me a while to get my head around doing one as I’m an artist more used to showing with galleries where they do the marketing, selling etc. I’ve just been accepted once again to […]

May 2023: Irish Abstract Art

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For as long as I have been a practitioner of painting I have been making abstract work. Over the last 4 years, I have been making Irish abstract art as my current body of work is inspired by Irish landscapes such as The Burren in Co. Clare on the west coast of Ireland. Swing Time, […]

April 2023: Behind the Artist- Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist Interview

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Recently Sophie Skelton from Behind the Artist invited me to chat with her about my work as a contemporary abstract landscape painter and how I became an artist. Flaxen, 2023, oil paint, charcoal and oil bar on board, 40x40cm On Being a Contemporary Abstract Landscape Artist It’s always a compliment when people reach out to […]

March 2021: Artist Photoshoot

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Last week I did a studio artist photoshoot with the lovely Jane Looker. I just got my images back and had to share this one with Nina Simone #cutenessoverload! As an artist, I think it’s really important to not only document my work but also document myself in my working space as it captures a […]

March 2021: Knowing when to stop painting.

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I often get asked about knowing when to stop painting as it is an element of creating that plagues many artists. I think knowing when to stop painting is something you learn over time but to give you an idea see the below image. It’s from early 2019 & I’m working on an art commission […]

Feb 2021: Virtual Studio tour with Cass Art

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Cass Art very kindly invited me to do a virtual studio tour for them, which was a first for me! Here you can see me chatting about my painting practice as an abstract artist including my paint process, my painting story and how I set up my studio @deltahousestudios in south west London. Of course, […]

Jan 2021: Simple Qualities of a Good Artist

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It’s January, it’s baltic outside and the UK has just gone into Lockdown for the third time since March. I’m thinking about the year ahead, I’m thinking about how other artists are fairing during Covid & I’m thinking about the qualities of a good artist, the points that make you push through and keep going […]

Dec 2020: Practical Materials used in Art

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Fabriano is one of those great practical materials used in art that has become a mainstay in my painting practice. Recently I was posting some paintings made on Fabriano which prompted a question via my Instagram ‘What is Fabriano?’ Fabriano is a type of paper that I started working with about three years ago. It’s […]

March 2020: Interview with ‘Crow of Minerva’ Blog

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A couple of months back I did an interview with ‘Crow of Minerva’ which is a blog that highlights women in the contemporary art world. https://www.crowofminerva.com here you can read about my career to date as an artist, the decisions I’ve made and mistakes I’ve learned from! Platforms like this are important so please give […]

Jan 2020: Then & Now…. 2010-2020!

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It’s the 3rd of January and I’m sat in my studio thinking over the last decade- that then and now chat most of us have at this time of year. To jog my memory I flicked through my visual diary from 2010 when I was in the final year of my undergrad. in fine art […]

Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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