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

 Solo Shows

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 “



Group Shows

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”


Public Collections

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



Private Collections

Ireland, Europe, America, Canada, South Africa, Australia.