Ann Farrelly is a self-taught artist who has been interested in art from an early age. She was brought up on the outskirts of Dundalk. Ann is particularly interested in the Irish landscape and in the ancient monuments that abound there.
“If the talent and determination is there, follow your dreams”
Ann’s passion for painting is deeply rooted and manifested itself at a very young age. From the age of eleven, she won local awards and received national commendations for her work. She has faced the challenges of being an artist through strong will and determination, which she says are necessary traits to have in her profession. She works hard at identifying support for her practice and at locating avenues in which to market her work. In the late 1990’s, Ann travelled to the US accompanied by thirty of her paintings to broaden her profile. While she was there, she succeeded in showing in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since then, she has maintained her US connections and has an upcoming show in Washington, USA. She continues to exhibit at venues across Ireland.