Nature Inspired Art
I’m a contemporary Irish visual artist currently based in Longford, in the Irish midlands. I create ethereal nature inspired art. I’m constantly influenced by the beauty of the natural world that surrounds me. Working from my home studio, which overlooks the garden and woodlands beyond, my creative process helps me to feel connected to my true self and achieve balance in a busy world.
I currently create original paintings on canvas, which are also available as archival pigment prints. I work predominantly with acrylic paint and inks, both on canvas and paper, exploring a range of subjects from botanicals and florals to ethereal nature inspired landscapes and portraits. I love the creative process, where I welcome the accidental and random effects that occur, especially when working with ink and water.
My Creative Process
My work often starts in the garden, under the shadows of my apple trees. I use washes of ink to create movement and capture the shapes of the canopy above me. I don’t plan the outcome of these first layers, as I prefer to work intuitively, building up the paint and allowing the painting to emerge organically. I focus on projecting a particular mood onto the canvas, using my environment to stimulate the work.
Colour is my passion and pathway to expression. By combining my love of bright vivid colours with more muted subtle tones, I create an overall balance of mood and light with a dreamy ethereal atmosphere.
Painting and creating has always been a huge part of my life. My earliest childhood memories are of endlessly drawing and colouring. I have always been fascinated by photography and how it can capture the fleeting effects of light, something I now love to explore in paint!
In my early twenties I earned my degree in Art and Design Education from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin where I specialised in painting. Despite having a sell out degree show, I decided to take a different path and pursued a teaching career. As a fully qualified Primary and Secondary school teacher I have poured my creativity into my students for over a decade.
My dream for Eibhilin Crossan Art
In 2015 I finally decided to prioritise art making and pursue my true passion in life. I now divide my time between teaching and painting. I successfully launched my Art Business at Art Source 2016 in the RDS Dublin, where I unveiled my Canopy Series of paintings for the first time. I have since gone on to launch a successful giclee Print Line which I hope to add to regularly. My dream is that my work will bring you joy, brighten your home and give you something beautiful to reflect on and get lost in!
Some reviews from my collectors!
“We had the pleasure of meeting Eibhilin in Dublin back in May ’16. I fell in love with the painting ‘One Breath Below’. I just couldn’t get it out of my mind, so when we got back I made sure that it found a place in our home. I proudly display it in our living room and I get the same giddy feeling every time I see it as I did when I first laid my eyes on it in Ireland.”
Brandi Kirkley Myers, NC, USA.
“I just received my first Eibhilin Crossan piece, couldn’t wait for it to arrive. I loved ‘On Burnt Bog Ground’ in digital form but it is exponentially better in person. Digital doesn’t do it justice. Love it! Can’t decide where to put it as I want to see it as much as possible. I hope to purchase at least one more piece from Eibhilin this year”.
Finn Ryan, Ireland
“I am SO proud to have two of Eibhilin’s pieces hanging in our home. I have the original “Blooms of Joy” and also a print of the “Goddess of Inspiration”. Eibhilin’s work is amazing and she was so gracious as to ship both pieces to the USA. Continued success Eibhilin! I look forward to purchasing additional pieces in the future”.
Charlaine Berry, Florida, USA.