Hi there, my name is Leonora Reilly - I live in Co Louth in Ireland.
I reignited my love of art and painting in recent years as my children have become older. I attended courses with local professional artists developing my own style and use of colour. I have tended to paint landscapes and images using warm earthy colours creating shadowy scenes full of texture and depth - hoping you can almost feel the sun on your face or see yourself standing in that painting smelling the outdoors or the sea air. I want my painting to make you smile, for you to feel a warmth or nostalgia for what you see.
Having created a studio in my home, this has allowed me to paint whenever I can. My artwork is displayed for sale in local coffee bars and in The Village Hotel, Bettystown, Co Meath.
Being a long-time fan of the Sky Arts Landscape & Portrait Artist of the Year shows, I had the chance of a lifetime to enter as 1 of the 50 Wild Cards in 2019 in Plymouth - the amazing experience couldn't be dampened by a wet stormy morning. In Summer 2020, I took part in the week long Dublin Plein Air Festival, painting out in local parks.
Thank you for supporting Leonora Reilly Art