Chris
2013
Oil on Canvas
40cm x 50cm
The Fallen Feather
2007
Oil on Canvas
80cm x 100cm
(Private Collection)

SOLD
Melancholia
2011
Oil on Canvas
100cm x 120cm

'Modern Orpheus'
2014
Oil on Canvas
70 cm x 90 cm 
A modern take on the character Orpheus who was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.

This painting is a portrait of my mothers carer of over 20 years Vinny. Having visited national galleries I have seen a great deal of portraits of people with wealth and status and this piece was a reaction against these types of works. Painting a person who selflessly devotes themselves to the care of others felt like a more fitting and worthy model to be captured in art. 
'Marianne with butterflies'
2014
Oil on Canvas
50 cm x 70 cm
(Private Collection)

SOLD
The ESB Keating Award and Silver Medal for an outstanding art work at the 185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition
'Carer'
2014
Oil on Canvas
50 cm x 60 cm
(Private Collection)

SOLD
'Introspection'
2015
Oil on Canvas
60 cm x 70 cm 
(Private Collection)

SOLD
‘Introspection’ is a self portrait in oils. I chose to conceal my eyes in the portrait as a means to hide my gaze from the viewer. Keeping something concealed. As an artist our eyes are the most important part of ourselves, they are our means to funnel in the world and a means to express and construct visuals from our feelings and ideas.  Hiding my eyes was a means to express a need to look inwards rather than outwards at the world, taking a moment for self observation. The background was also chosen specifically to express my inner feelings. Oppressive yellows and the flowers reflecting a symbol of the female mind. 
'This too will pass'
2015
Oil on canvas
60 cm x 80 cm 
'Self Portrait with flowered wall paper'
2016
60 cm x 70 cm
Oil on Linen

CATHERINE  CREANEY
‘This too will pass’ is a portrait of my late father. Painted after his death this piece was a tribute to him. I wanted to capture not only the likeness as faithfully as I could but also the spirit in the painting. Creating portraits that capture life is essential to me and I use delicate brush strokes to achieve this effect. Expression and it’s subtlety in conveying the inner world of the sitter is integral to my portrait practice. I capture and subtly alter expressions in my pieces to give the viewer the opportunity to add their own interpretation on to the character and inner world of the subject. I believe the best portraiture is honest and doesn't edit out ‘flaws’ or perceived imperfections. The passage of time and inevitable mortality is etched on the face of my father. His deep expression lines showing the journey of his life. The title of the painting ‘This too will pass’ is open to interpretation, it can express his and our own mortality but also offers a suggestion of what is on the mind of my father and struggles to overcome.