about...

Maggie O'Keeffe

Maggie O'Keeffe

artist

My work explores the landscape, the weather, the figure, the creative process itself.  For me, a good painting is when I can remain open, curious, and playful for as long as possible...

I was born in Dungarvan, Waterford,close to the sea, on the"sunny" southeast coast of Ireland.

I trained in fine arts at University of Ulster, Belfast, gaining my bachelor’s degree in 1991

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In 2003 I moved to the UK and now live in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire...

...far away from the sea, but close to the moorlands and hills of the South Pennines --- as wild and powerful as any ocean.

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In 2019 I was extremely proud to have been selected to take part in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, thanks to my entry painting "Mind Like Sky".

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My paintings are many things...

loose descriptions of places I love

felt experiences of weather and wind

hazy interpretations of blurred horizons and big skies

spilled ink and shaky line drawings

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I am happiest when I am able to paint "like no-one is watching", to take risks, be patient, and keep playing...