About the Artist

Aishling Hennessy is an Abstract Expressionist Painter and Digital Artist from County Laois, Ireland.

Her work blends dreamlike washes with organic forms and gestured mark making to explore the seen and unseen. Her work is inspired by her emotions, the ethereal and the Earth in an attempt to explore her curiosity with the layering and contrasts within life.

Aishling is fascinated with the human mind and how we absorb the world around us to create our own reality. With an interest in what we think we see/are/feel, can only truly be realised by contrasts. Each piece links to her own perception of her inner and outer world and attempts to capture the never-ending quest for enlightenment.

Graduating with BA (Honors) in Fine Art from The Centre for Creative Arts and Media, Galway in 2004 specializing in Paint. Aishling went on to complete her Higher Diploma in Art for Art, Craft and Design Teachers from Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork in 2007.

Aishling has exhibited her work in Solo Exhibitions and many group shows throughout Ireland over the past decade. She has commissioned many pieces for private collectors in Ireland and abroad.

Centre for Creative Arts and Media Galway — Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art (Honours) — 2000 – 2004
Crawford College of Art and Design – Higher Diploma in Art Education — 2006 – 2007

Exhibition History:

2019 – Abbeyleix Library and Gallery – Ethereal – Solo Exhibition – Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

2018 – Mountmellick Gallery and Library – Conversations with Blue – Solo ExhibitionMountmellick, Co. Laois

2018 – Birr Theatre and Arts Centre – Look to the Skies – Open Submission Group Show – Birr, Co. Offaly

2018 – Dunamaise Arts Centre – Open Submission Group Show – Portlaoise, Co. Laois

2016 – St. Patrick’s Mental Health Hospital – Anything Goes Group Exhibition – James’ Street, Dublin D08 K7YW

2016 – Mountmellick Gallery and Library – Room 22 – Solo Exhibition – Mountmellick, Co. Laois

2015 – The Back Loft Gallery – Studio Retrospective Exhibition – Dublin 8

2015 – St. Patrick’s Mental Health Hospital – Anything Goes Group Exhibition – James’ Street, Dublin D08 K7YW

2014 – Shimoda Art Space – Group Exhibition – Portlaoise, Co. Laois

2011 – The Back Loft Gallery – Who Lives Here Belongs Here – Dublin 8

2005 – Dunamaise Arts Centre – Open Submission Group Show – First Prize in Still Life Category – Portlaoise, Co. Laois


‘Faoin Spéir’ – Laois County Council Arts Office – Portlaoise, Co. Laois – 2016

Private Collections: Ireland, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom


2 thoughts on “About the Artist”

  1. Hi Aishling: I met you and your daughter on a plane coming from Tenerife. You were so open and friendly that I wondered, and I still wonder, if you were/ are from some place where there are no boundaries and walls to human social communication. I love your paintings and also your projects for children which you told me all about. You are a free moving spirit and I will not forget our brief spell talking together. (like I said on planes I usually end up sitting alone in a bubble)

    1. Hi Robert.
      Sorry for the delayed reply. Thanks so much for your kind words.
      Life has a funny way , that’s for certain.
      Wishing you much light on your journeys.
      All the very best,

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