August 2023: Abstract Artist Interview with The Career Relaunch Podcast

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Suspension 2, 2023, oil paint and oil bar on paper, 43x53cm I was recently invited to do an abstract artist interview with Joseph Liu from the Career Relaunch Podcast. During the interview, I shared my journey from professional Irish dancer with Riverdance to becoming a full-time artist and all the ups and downs in between. […]

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 […]

March 2021: Listed as one of eight Female Irish Contemporary Artists to watch 2021!

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Wow, I’ve been listed as one of “Eight Contemporary Irish Female artists to fall in love with” by @mayday.mag. What a compliment and I’m in great company being listed with some fantastic artists to watch for 2021. This is my first interview with an American magazine and as an Irish contemporary artist, I’m feeling chuffed! Artists […]

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 […]

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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