Olivia Henchy is a visual artist based in Sixmilebridge Co. Clare. She holds a BA honours degree in Graphic Design (1998) and a H.Dip in Art & Design Teacher Education (2003) from LSAD Ireland. She is concentrating solely on fine art painting since 2020.

Her early graphic design training in composition, colour, proportion is still very much evident in her abstract painting. Unlike representational landscape painting she prefers to create connections with nature through emotions, feelings and snapshot memories.

Her work is a build up of many layers of explorative forms of line and shape which is her response to the rugged coastal landscape of her surroundings in West Clare. Olivia uses mainly acrylics and mixed media and works mainly from her Sixmilebridgebridge painting studio.

Recent exhibitions

  • (Oct 2022) Studio 10 Gallery, Dawson St. Dublin. Art Riddler group exhibition.
  • (Dec 2022) Outset Gallery, Galway, group exhibition.

Olivia is a member of VAI.

She has undertaken Artists in school Residencies in the past (when previously based in Limerick) as an art teacher.

  • (2003) Inner city primary school mosaic project (on display in Jury’s hotel).
  • (2004) Ballylanders Primary school local environment stained glass project.