• Jules

Artist Profile: Lola Donoghue

Lola Donoghue is an abstract artist from Ireland, whose work is dreamy and beautiful. I have one of her large prints framed at home, which I look at every day and marvel at her colour choices, composition and lovely brushstrokes.

abstract painting with pattern
Lola Donoghue "Emerald Bud iv" - I love the bold pattern with the red circle

I find her work sits almost in the opposite camp to my own, and I aspire to paint as freely and organically as her.

Where I go for defined structural forms based on what I see, with bold shapes and imposing colours, her paintings tend imbue a gentleness and lightness of touch. I really enjoy trying to see what the picture is meant to be of - almost like a Rorschach ink blot test.

I wonder if a lot of the works of art I really admire, are ones that I seem to echo a feeling within me - they capture a mood, a feeling. I find it so interesting how different things attract our attention, and what it is about them that can make us feel or think differently.

abstract painting
Lola Donoghue "French Fancy" - so many subtle colours and pops of brightness.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

If you lose motivation, it might be time to push on

The series secret A secret that experienced artists often tell you, is to work on more than one painting at a time, that way when you get tired of working on one, you can find renewed energy with the

What your painting style reveals about your personality

I was chatting with a friend today about painting, and why she loved painting loosely and why I enjoyed a tighter polished picture. My first instinct is to agree that a looser application of paint is