Wexford-born James Kirwan is an experienced artist now based in Dublin. His work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions, and his mural work has been seen as far away as Canada. James has worked extensively in Ireland too, with recent work appearing in Gorey, Waterford and Dublin. James' work is often made with bold colours, with a mix of playful abstract forms and references to the natural world and landscapes.
In 2020 James brought his art even more directly to people – he planted several small artworks across the city, painted on wood recycled from a friend’s skip and using wood washed up from Dublin’s beaches as frames. He invited anyone who stumbled across the pieces to keep this unique and original piece of art.
James has a keen interest in the importance of the protection of birds and their habitats in Ireland. He has brought this, in his distinctive style, in a stunning piece for Dún Laoghaire Anseo 2020. James returned to Dún Laoghaire in 2022, producing a mammoth piece at the Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute again reflecitng his interest in nature, and his use of abstract shapes.
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