Welcome to O‘Ceannobháin’s Art Studio
Jason O’Ceannobháin is a wildlife, equine and portrait artist based in the historically rich town of Celbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
Through his third level education at Ballyfermot College, Dublin, Jason received a B.A. Honors Degree in Art and Animation and focused his career on fine art. His work has been displayed in numerous solo shows and group exhibitions across the U.K. and Ireland and has since become highly recommended particularly for his true to life studies of animals, landscape and portraits.
“I have been painting and sketching since I was young and even then I knew I wanted to pursue a career in art. I spent many hours, days and months practicing art and with the support from my close family and friends, I became a full-time professional artist.
I can’t imagine having a more interesting profession other than painting.
When I was fourteen I held my first exhibition which was based on seascapes, particularly the R.M.S. Titanic. I received huge interest and great feedback from the public and fellow artists. For a period of time I was known only as ‘the Titanic guy’.
Over time I moved onto urban scenes and commissioned portraits In 1998 I was honored to present a commissioned painting of the historic Castletown Gates, Celbridge to the former president of Ireland, Mary McAleese.
I traveled all around rural Ireland, painting different landscape scenes, villages and towns but my true interest was in wildlife and equine.
I traveled through many parts of Europe and Australia in search of new encounters and opportunities.
When I returned to Ireland in 2009, I began working on an African wildlife themed exhibition and built a collection of paintings which fabricated an auspicious show. This bedded the foundations of becoming a professional artist.
I try to get a photogenic persuasion with my work. My preferred medium is acrylic on canvas. When I have a painting in mind, I start by researching the subject through fieldwork photography and with a collaboration of different images, a knowledge of colour, light and composition, I can begin the painting.
I find great inspiration in Ireland’s wildlife and love visiting different parts of the country in search of new idea’s.
To all my relatives, collectors, close friends and fellow artists who will recognize themselves, I can’t thank you enough for all your support and encouragement”.