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Joan Finnegan Art

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

She is currently collaborating with Connemara Carpets, an artisan of exclusive handmade wool and silk rugs and wall-hangings, creating a series of wall-hangings for their new collection.  Check out the images of these beautifully rich artworks made by their talented team in ‘Latest News’ and on the Gallery page

Connemara Carpets are at http://www.connemaracaarpets.ie 



My solo exhibition Sunchime opened at Shorelines Arts Festival, September 2022


GALWAY EMERGES, Galway International Arts Festival Summer 2022 at the Kenny Gallery, Galway

REGENERATION, Clifden Arts Festival, September

Engage Studios Summer Show as part of Galway International Arts Festival 

Summer Exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Summer 2022

Artist’s Eye – Exhibition and Publication – July 2022 

Check out ‘Latest News’ and ‘Gallery’ pages to view all the paintings and handmade wallhangings
About Joan

About Joan

Hear more about Joan’s journey and background!

Latest News

Latest News

The latest and upcoming news



View Joan’s collection of art.

“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 2019 for ‘Galway Showcase’ which was 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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