Lola Donoghue

Lola Donoghue is a visual artist based in Galway, Ireland. She graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art Painting and a First Class Honours post-graduate diploma in Art and Design Education. She graduated top of her class receiving the highest grade in her year and received the Revenue Commissioner’s Award for her work. She taught for a number of years before returning full-time to her own professional practice.

Donoghue is best known for her large abstract oil paintings. Loosely drawn linear elements and saturated splashes of vivid colour, primarily occupy the edges of the compositions. The juxtaposition of these against large planes of muted tones, reveal the artist’s interest in the relationship between space, colour, and line.
“This current work is a further exploration of motherhood and being a working artist. It is inspired by the synchronicities of life and my routines, like the Whooper swans that take up residence in the local turlough every winter. My morning commute coincides with the swan's early flight in search of food after a long night. Each journey is no less necessary, each routine sustaining a way of life.”