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Spanish Dancer by NualaHolloway Spanish Dancer :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 0 0 Seasquirt by NualaHolloway Seasquirt :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 2 0 Hedgehog by NualaHolloway Hedgehog :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 6 1 Mating Pheasants by NualaHolloway Mating Pheasants :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 2 0 Once Bitten Twice Shy by NualaHolloway Once Bitten Twice Shy :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 0 0 Last of the Windfalls by NualaHolloway Last of the Windfalls :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 0 0 Stormy Seas - The Jeanie Johnston by NualaHolloway Stormy Seas - The Jeanie Johnston :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 4 1 Asgard II (2nd. Edition) by NualaHolloway Asgard II (2nd. Edition) :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 8 1 Portrait of Maeve Binchy by NualaHolloway Portrait of Maeve Binchy :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 3 0 Portrait of Frank McGuinness by NualaHolloway Portrait of Frank McGuinness :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 3 0 Holly Wren by NualaHolloway Holly Wren :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 4 1 A Robin in the midst of Winter by NualaHolloway A Robin in the midst of Winter :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 4 0 Treasures Of The Deep by NualaHolloway Treasures Of The Deep :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 2 0 Seafan by NualaHolloway Seafan :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 5 1 Dingle by NualaHolloway Dingle :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 2 0 Connemara Cottage by NualaHolloway Connemara Cottage :iconnualaholloway:NualaHolloway 3 1


The Sun's Son by LadyFromEast The Sun's Son :iconladyfromeast:LadyFromEast 799 214 Greetings from San Salvador by darkdex52 Greetings from San Salvador :icondarkdex52:darkdex52 2,948 267 Charlottenburg by mariaalex Charlottenburg :iconmariaalex:mariaalex 7 4 Sunset by Fenglyph Sunset :iconfenglyph:Fenglyph 23 2 Pocahontas by PopAllCorn93 Pocahontas :iconpopallcorn93:PopAllCorn93 2 5 Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence by mariaalex Santa Maria del Fiore - Florence :iconmariaalex:mariaalex 10 2 Hey Mommy! by Lambieb123 Hey Mommy! :iconlambieb123:Lambieb123 151 36 fata cu pana by the0cure fata cu pana :iconthe0cure:the0cure 31 17 Once With Nature by Fenglyph Once With Nature :iconfenglyph:Fenglyph 69 69


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Nuala Holloway
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Irish artist specialising in oils, acrylic and watercolour on a wide variety of subject matter such as portraiture, still life, wildlife and maritime. Nuala is a former Miss Ireland, model and actress, who now devotes her time as a fully qualified academic to teaching and painting.


U.S. President Barack Obama is among the owners of her work. This is the artwork of Nuala Holloway who specialises in oils, watercolours and charcoal covering still life, wildlife, animals, landscapes, maritime and portraiture.

Growing up on a farm in Co. Westmeath, Nuala was introduced to nature and the beauty of the landscape around her at an early age. She remembers the excitement of her first paint box as a four year old. A couple of years later she won her first art prize from a local company called, DE Williams Ltd. She studied at the Crawford College of Art in Cork but this was interrupted when she was encouraged to become a model and subsequently became Miss Ireland. The modelling lead to acting and she worked in theatre, TV and films. During this time her travel took her to Europe, America and Japan.

In the mid 1990’s Nuala went to study with the late Kay Doyle, President of the Watercolour Society of Ireland. Her work was selected for a special exhibition of 30 artists in 1997 for the Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown Open Exhibition. In 1998, Nuala was invited to exhibit at the Dun Laoghaire 1500 exhibition. Here, her work was singled out for special mention by Peter Murray, Director of the Crawford Gallery in Cork, who noted Nuala as “an artist of exceptional talent”.

Nuala has exhibited her work nationally and in September 2006 held her first solo exhibition, ‘Inspirations’ in Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, Co. Westmeath. In December 2007 journalist and Senator Eoghan Harris opened her first Dublin solo exhibition, ‘Reflections’ at Airfield House, Dundrum. In his speech, Senator Harris praised Nuala for the energy, force and even ‘sexiness’ in her work, highlighting her distinctly talented draughtsmanship. Her next exhibition, ‘The Magical World of Maritime’ which focused on the beauty of the oceans took place in November 2008, in Dun Laoghaire. The co-exhibition with artist Jakki Moore was opened by writer and artist Don Conroy. This was followed by ‘Moments’ at the Sol Art Gallery, Dawson St, opened by the late Hollywood director and animator Jimmy Murakami. In 2013, her 'Literary Portrait Exhibition' took place at The Corner Note Café, Dalkey and in 2014 her work was exhibited at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy. Nuala's work has also been exhibited at the Waldock Gallery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin and the Old Oratory Art Gallery in Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry.

Nuala has completed a number of commissions and has works in private collections in America, Britain, Italy and Ireland. Her exhibitions have gained national and front page coverage and have been written about extensively in publications such as USA TODAY, The Sunday Independent and The Irish Times, amongst others. In August, 2008 Nuala was invited to the Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Co. Kerry, to complete a residency there. Her paintings are owned by businesses including the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone and Rhonellen Developments Ltd. In 2011, the U.S. Embassy in Dublin selected her oil painting ‘Famine Ship – Jeanie Johnston’ to be presented to U.S. President Barack Obama on his first visit to Ireland. This was a gift for which she subsequently received a personal letter of gratitude from President Obama.

Nuala holds a BA (Hons.) Degree in History of Art, Irish, English and Italian from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Education. She lives in Blackrock, Co. Dublin and works as a secondary school teacher, but devotes all her free time to her art, spending her summers in Florence continuing to study painting.

Nuala's exhibitions have raised funds for charities including the Chernobyl Children's Charity, The Variety Club of Ireland, Laura Lynn Children's Hospice and Focus Ireland which supports the Homeless.


Reflections of an Artist

Regional coverage in the Southside People of Nuala's "Reflections" exhibition at Airfield House, Dundrum in December 2007. The exhibition was launched by writer and senator Eoghan Harris.

Spanish Dancer
"Spanish Dancer" by Nuala Holloway - Oil & Sand on Canvas

Part of Nuala's "Coral Collection" bringing attention to the beauty of this important and endangered Oceanic eco-system
"Seasquirt" by Nuala Holloway - Oil & Sand on Canvas

Part of Nuala's "Coral Collection" bringing attention to the beauty of this important and endangered Oceanic eco-system
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Katniss-360 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch! I hope you enjoy my future artworks. 
You have beautiful art!:) (Smile) 
InkyRose Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :)
NualaHolloway Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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