I know Eileen Healy, a fantastic artist from Cork, Ireland, for about two years, we met in Vytlacil artist residency of The Art Student League of NY in 2011. Our studios were next door and we lived in the same building. We immediately became friends and shared our inspirations and creativity through out the whole month of the residency.
After the two year brake we got to see each other again, this time in Cork. I was kindly invited to Eileen’s studio. I love going to artist’s studios, see how they are set up, what they are working on, materials they use… It is like a grand kitchen of art production, even though the studio itself may not be that “grand”.
Take a look around Eileen’s studio.
“Eileen is mainly a figurative artist who works from life. A strong believer in the practice of drawing she believes its this practice of working from life that keeps her work fresh and alive.” full bio read here.
This is where the model would be resting while being drawn:
Eileen works with different media, usually with pastel and charcoal, but there are many works done in oil and acrylics. I am very happy to own a couple of her etching prints, which are also so impressive.
To see more of Eileen Healy works, please visit her website: www.eileenhealy.org
In this portrait of Eileen, done by the artist from the same studios, you can notice a musical instrument, thats cause Eileen is also a genius fiddle player!