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Paintings of the Irish Countryside by Dominic McNamara

An oil painting of two white cows in the shadeInto the Shade, oil on canvas

Dominic McNamara is a self-taught painter from Ireland. He paints with small, delicate brushstrokes, creating works of art that dazzle with tiny, intricate highlights and details.


Website screen capture of Dominic McNamara's paintingsPaintings of Ireland on Dominic McNamara's website

A painting of a view looking up at the Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge, oil on canvas

Dominic’s varied subject matter showcases his use of oil paint – on his website,, he has his artwork divided into several different galleries. Most prominent in Dominic’s body of work are his paintings of the Irish countryside. Many of these feature coastal landscapes, or images of livestock grazing in deep green, rolling hills. He also paints memorable places that he has traveled to, as well as more contemporary human subjects. I personally rather enjoy the small number of watercolours that Dominic has created. His use of that particular medium is charming and illustrative, with dark ink outlines solidifying the figures in space.


A simple watercolour of a wild flowerIrish Wild Flower, watercolour on paper

Perhaps most personal in Dominic’s portfolio are his charcoal and pencil drawings, many of them portraits of children that seem like family members, or figure studies where the artist’s hand becomes an obvious element of the piece.

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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