John Fitzgerald


"My great hope for my work is that it makes people experience a truly special feeling that only they can explain. I hope that they experience a sense of what I feel...These feelings and emotions can’t be expressed in words, as it’s on such a deeper level."– John Fitzgerald: Anthology (2023)

Born in Co. Meath in 1976, John Fitzgerald is now established as one of Irelands leading Equine, Sporting and Portrait Artists.


Originally John studied Industrial Design in Letterkennny RTC & at the University of Wales, Swansea. It was while in college that he developed a strong understanding of drawing and design, and the different techniques used in completing a piece from initial concept sketches, to oberservation, to  3 dimensional form.  


In 2013 John was asked to be the artist in residence by the Curragh Racecourse where he now has his own studio/gallery, which is open to the public on race days. 


2014 saw Johns work reach a huge audience at the Cheltenham festival, where he was filmed by Channel 4 racing while completing a range of works including A.P.Mc Coys portrait, and a set of sketches and studies around the parade ring and weigh room. 


Now a highly sought after artist, in 2018 John was commissioned to paint one one of the worlds most famous racehorses, Shergar, for BBC Documentary 'Searching for Shergar'; this was a massive achievement for John which saw his work reach millions worldwide. 


Still an active sculptor and painter to this day John puts his heart and soul into every single piece he creates.