Finnerty is an abstract painter who works from her garden studio in Blackrock Co. Louth and her new home in Barna, Co. Galway. Working mainly in oils on canvas her love of colour, light and form lead her to experiment with all mediums including a recent exploration of installation work while on a residency in Puglia, Italy.
Her wander lust has taken her with camera to many exciting areas of the world capturing faces, places and inspiring rich bodies of work including her African and Brazilian series. Finnerty’s art is strong, bold and colourful, an abstraction of what she sees and senses around her. It is her emotional response to life in paint on canvas. Although initially studying Textile design, Finnerty’s work is informed by her subsequent interest and practice of Hypno-Psychotherapy and Movement, Sound and Colour Therapy.
Her work has been acquired by The Royal Dublin Society, featured on TV3’s ‘The Apprentice’ and has been commissioned by RTE’s Interiors show ‘Roomers’. Finnerty has featured in Magill Magazine, Irish Interiors, Business Ireland, Bimistral d’Art Cultura Bologna and Punktnovine Serbia.
She exhibits nationally and internationally and her work is in collections worldwide.
Exhibitions / Events
2012 Olive Art House, Newry, Co Down
2011 Sol Art Gallery, Dublin “Woman”
2009 Huguenot Gallery. Portarligton Co. Laois “A Colourful Life “
2005 Cruachan Ái Heritage Centre “An Tain, An Epic Journey”
2004 Beerkeeper Gallery, Dundalk, Co. Louth “Moments“
2003 Beerkeeper Gallery, Dundalk, Co. Louth “Spirit of Life “
2014 Incontri Europi Ranelagh Arts Centre
2013 Big Egg Hunt, Dublin
2013 Easter Expo, Higher Bridges Gallery, Fermanagh
2012 Symbiosis. Ranelagh Arts Centre
2012 Incontri Europei, Bologna
2012 Casaterra, Puglia, Italy
2012 She, Anaverna House with Croí 8 Collective
2011 The Ivory, House of Frazer, Belfast, Carrie Neely Art
2011 Christmas Show, Doorway Gallery, Dublin
2011 Winter Salon, Rannelagh Arts Centre Dublin
2010 Transformation, Dept of Justice. Dublin
2010 Waterfront & Black Box, Belfast, Carrie Neely Art
2010 Art meets Fashion, Belfast, Carrie Neely Art
2010 Croí 8 Collective, Sol Art Gallery Dublin
2010 Movement & Stillness, Keeling Gallery. Dublin
2008 On the Brink of Two Cultures. Italian Cultural Institute. Dublin
2008 Incontri Europei. La Scudeira, Bologna. Italy
2008 Sala Museale del Baraccano, Bologna, Italy
2008 Kunsart Art Fair, Bolsano, Italy with Galleria de Arte Gaudi
2008 Galleria de Arte Gaudi, Madrid
2008 Sol Art Gallery, Cavan
2008 Luxury Collection, K Club, Kildare
2008 Gallery Sigvardson, Denmark
2008 Perceptions. CEO. Louth County Musuem
2007 Irish Consulate, Randolf Cresent, Edinburgh
2005/6/7/9 Seabright Gallery, Rostrevor Co. Down
2006/7/8/9/10/12/13 Art Fair, RDS, Dublin
2013 Punkfnovine Serbia
2011 The Apprentice. 8 works leased & feature in Candidates House
2011 RTE Television/Roomers Interior Design Show
2011 RTE Guide Artwork featured re Roomers Show
2009 Sunday Business Post. Featured Artist, Arts & Antiques Section 2008 Art Journal, Bimestral d’Art Cultura, Italy 2008 Sunday Tribune, Arts & Antiques Section
2008 Business Ireland, Blank Canvas. The Advent of Corporate Art,
2006 Magill Magazine. Artwork featured.
2006 & 8 Irish Interiors Magazine. Featured Artist.
2005/6/7/8 Bursary Arts Office, Louth Co. Council
2005/6 Grant Aid, Louth Leader
2012 Casaterra, Puglia , Italy “ Between Heaven & Earth”
2012 Tracts of Time, Royal Dublin Society ( RDS) Dublin
2008 Freedom to Fly & Inner Sanctuary Series no 10, Mohill National Sc
2006 Mystical Moments, Magical Dreams Clarke Railway Station
2005 Tara Sacred Place Meath County Enterprise Board, Navan.
2003 River of Life, St Oliver Plunkett School, Blackrock, Co. Louth
Ireland, Europe, America, Canada, South Africa, Australia.