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Joan Finnegan Art

Joan Finnegan is an emerging artist born and raised in Galway on the west coast of Ireland where she is still based. In 2017 she graduated with a BA Fine Art from the Centre for Creative Arts and Media, GMIT and was awarded a GMIT Academic Achievement Award at graduation.

Delighted that ‘Sunset’ has been selected by the RUA for their 139th annual Royal Academy Exhibition opening in Belfast in October.  Check out ‘Latest News’ and ‘Gallery’ pages to view the painting


‘The Space’ Gallery’ – Summer 2020 

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About Joan

About Joan

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“The visual harmonies of Joan Finnegan’s paintings stem from the elegantly inter-locking forms that make up their compositions and her judicious sense of colour.  She works from specific sources (…) but rather than illustrating her sources, she uses them as points of departure to devise her own pleasing visual constructions.”

Aidan Dunne, Art Critic, Irish Times


Joan Finnegan Art

Connemara Chroma

Solo exhibition inspired by the beauty and colours of Connemara.

Joan Finnegan is a painter who is inspired by the world around her.  Her paintings originate from all sources; from photographs taken of the Great Plains, to an image of an old stepwell in India, to the environment around her daily. Read more about Joan’s professional work below.


Joan Finnegan Art

The Stepwell

An image I came across of the elegant and impressive Chand Baori stepwell in
Abhaneri in India sparked this series.


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