Name: Anastasia O Donoghue Healy
Address: West Cork
Date of birth: 5 July 1968
Originally from Wexford Anastasia is a self taught artist who came to painting late in life. Having turned down a place in Limerick Art College in 1986 she pursued a career as a teacher of Home Economics . In 2000 she made the decision to make time for making paintings. In 2001 encouraged by artist Paul Doran she had her first exhibition hosted by Gorey Artists Foundation. From this time she has continued to develop her language and her mark as a painter . In 2010 she married Tadhg and moved to West Cork where she continues to paint. When Anastasia is not painting she is working on the farm with Tadhg which she believes is a gift to her painting as it allows a continued observation of all that informs her understanding of the land ,landscape, wildlife and all animals. It is a seamless transition from farm to painting and painting to farm for this reason.
Anastasia is currently working “en plein air” which continues to inform her craft of painting. She describes her work as an intuitive and instinctive response to her experience of the landscape at a given time.Her growing interest in awareness consciousness brings "presence" to her painting process allowing her to capture the "isness" of the landscape at a given time.
Anastasia shows her work with The Lavit Gallery Cork City, Greenacres Art Gallery Wexford,The Loft Gallery Clonakilty, The Kenny Gallery Galway, The Gallery, Kinsale, The Hungry Hill Gallery, Adrigole, The Narrow Space, Clonmel and at Rathsallagh Country House Hotel.
2019 Selected by Custom House Studios Westport Mayo to present a solo exhibition of my paintings of the Irish landscape which will open on March 14th.
2019 Selected by The Hamilton Gallery Sligo for an exhibition to be hosted by the Irish Embassy at 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, Westminster, London, 23rd January – 1st February
2019 Invited by The Blackbird Gallery Kilkenny to participate in a group exhibition titled " A Question of Love" (Feb 9th to March 2nd)
2019 selected for the Lavit Gallery Annual members Exhibition
2019 Invited by the The Montenotte Hotel to be their resident artist in association with The Gallery Kinsale from March until May
2018 Selected to exhibit recent work at Hambly and Hambly Christmas Group Exhibition.
2018 "A Shared Landscape" a joint exhibition with artist Fiona Power at The Aisling Gallery Bayydehob(until Aug20th)
2018 Selected to exhibit in “Elements” a group exhibition curated by Catherine Hammond at the O Driscoll Building for Skibbereen Arts Festival 2018 (until Monday 6th August)
2018 Selected to exhibit in West Cork Creates 2018, a group exhibition at The O Driscoll Building Skibbereen.(From August 11th)
2018 Invited to exhibit in “A Sense of Place” a joint exhibition of paintings with Janet Murran
at The Heron Gallery,Ahakista.
2018 "Interiors and Other Landscapes",Sternview Gallery,Cork City(Current).
2018 Invited to exhibit in "An Irishman Forsees His Death" at The Hamilton Gallery,Sligo(Current).
2018 Annual Members Exhibition at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre.
2018 Work selected for Annual Members Exhibition at The Lavit Gallery
2018 Spring Group Exhibition at The Aisling Gallery , Ballydehob, West Cork
2018 Open Submission Exhibition at Greenacres Art Gallery Wexford
2017 Invited to participate in "Siar" paintings of the West Cork landscape at The Doswell Gallery Rosscarbery
2017 The Gallery Dalkey(currently changing location)
2017 Hungry Hill Gallery, Adrigole
2017 The Gallery, Kinsale
2017 The Narrow Space, Clonmel
2017 The Kenny Gallery, Galway
2017Lavit Gallery Summer Exhibition
2017 Kilkenny Arts Festival (Fringe)
2017 West Cork Creates, a selected group exhibition, Skibbereen Arts Festival
2017 Flora a selected group exhibition, Stairwell Gallery Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre
2017 Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre Annual Member's Exhibition(Currently)
2017 "Abundabce:Land,Water Light" paintings of the West Cork Landscape by Fiona Power and myself at The Aisling Gallery Ballydehob,WestCork
2017 Greenacres Summer Exhibition
2017 The Lavit Gallery Annual Members Exhibition
2017 Greenacres Annual Open Submission Show and currently
2016 The Kenny Gallery Galway
2016 Greenacres Christmas Exhibition Wexford town.
2016 The Gallery Dalkey Christmas Show.
2016 The Lavit Gallery Christmas Exhibition.
2016 Cill Rialaig Residency at Cill Rialaig Artists Village Oct 2016
2016 Two paintings shortlisted in the NOA 2016
2016 Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre(Annual Members Show ‘16)
2016 The Peoples Art St Stephens Green, Dublin 2.
2016 Invited to show recent work at The Gallery,upstairs in Grapevine, Dalkey Village.
2016 Invited to participate in Exhibition of paintings of Cork City at The Lavit Gallery
2016 Selected for Cork Arts Society Annual Members show at the Lavit Gallery
2016 Greenacres Art Gallery, Open submission Exhibition
2015 Kilcock Art Gallery Christmas Exhibition.
2015 Invited to participate in the Small Works show at The Lavit Gallery
2015 The Loft Gallery Group exhibition Clonakilty.
2015 Shortlisted in 2015 National Open Art Competition in UK and Rep of Ireland
2015 Cill Rialiag Arts Centre summer show, Ballinskelligs.
2015 Organic Arts Festival, Clonakilty at Etain Hickey Collections.
2015 Annual Members Show, Uillinn, West Corks Arts Centre.
2015 Annual Members Show ,The Lavit Gallery, Fr Mathew St, Cork
2014 Annual Members show at West Cork Arts Centre
2014 The Loft gallery, Clonakilty
2014 The Narrow Space, Clonmel
2014 The Lavit Gallery, Cork City
2014 Etain Hickey Collections, Clonakilty
2014 Kenny’s Art gallery, Galway
2014 The Hungry Hill gallery, Adrigole,Beara Peninsula
2013 Etain Hickey Collections, Clonakilty
2013 Annual Members Show at West Cork Arts Centre,
2013 Kenny’s Art Gallery, Galway
2012 Annual Members Show West Cork Arts Centre,
2011 Kilcock Art Gallery Winter Show
2011 Annual Members Show at West Cork Arts Centre
2008 KIlcock Art Gallery, Christmas Group Show
2008 The Narrow Space Gallery during the Junction Arts Festival
2007 Kilcock Art gallery Christmas Group Show
2007 Wilton Studio Gallery, C/O by invitation from artist Andrew Prendergast.
2004 Began and continue to show at Rathsallagh Country House Hotel.
1999 Gorey Art Circle Annual Show.
2016 “Another Way of Seeing” a collection of paintings painted en plein air out in my local West Cork landscape.
2008 “A Day in The Life” a collection of paintings made by Anastasia of local scenes and faces from Ballygarrett her home village. Anastasia is delighted to say that with the support of The Dept. Of Art, Sports and Tourism, Wexford Co Council, together with the support of art collectors and local parishioners and visitors all funds from this show restored the The Harry Clarke School windows in Ballygarrett Church for future generations.
2007 “In an Irish Life” A collection of landscape and portrait paintings, St Michael’s Art Centre New Ross, Co Wexford.
2004 “ Faces and Places” A collection of landscape and portrait paintings, Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford.
2004 Began and continue to show my work at Rathsallagh Country House Hotel.
2003 “Rhythm of Face” A collection of portrait paintings, Gowran Race Course, Kilkenny Arts Week.
2001 Invited by artist Paul Doran (on behalf of the Gorey Artists’ Foundation) Anastasia presented “Beneath The Surface” her first solo show
2016 Residency at Cill Rialaig Artists Residenc Village
2008 Residency at Cill Rialaig Artists Residency Village.
Painting with artist Paul Doran Gorey Community School
Painting with artist Alice Mumford, St Ives School of Painting(using colour in oils)
Clay Modelling with Helle Helsner
Bronze casting using bronze age methods with Helle Helsner from H2 Studio
Currently with Ian Humpheys at Uillinn West Corks Arts Centre
Wexford Arts Centre life drawing group,
H2 Studio, Kilbritain
St Ives School of painting, St Ives,Cornwall.
Influences: Ann Madden, William Crozier, Pierre Bonnard, Mary Swanzy, Mainie Jellett, Jack Yeats, Henri Matisse, Jane and Tony O Malley,Louis le Brocquoy, Andre, Lhote and Albert Gleize and many more.
Rep of Ireland, U.K., U.S.A., Germany, The Isle of Man, Australia and Denmark.
Anastasia was awarded Artists’ Exemption by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners.