about me...

Maggie O'Keeffe

artist

I was born in Dungarvan, Waterford,​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 Yorkshire, on the edge of the wild and beautiful moorlands and hills of the South Pennines.

In 2019 I was extremely proud to be 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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For me, a good painting is when I can remain open, curious, and playful for as long as possible.

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