I am a painter and photographer, living near Dingle, on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, South West Ireland.
Originally I come from Co. Wexford, on the east coast of Ireland. After finishing school there I emigrated to Manchester, England, where I obtained a degree in Fine Art.
Over a period of several years in Manchester I worked in various jobs: teaching, adult training and therapy.
When time permit, I returned to painting, mostly inspired by travels to the countryside in Britain and other countries. I exhibited at many venues in Manchester, in solo and shared exhibitions.
But as years went by, I found that making a living in the city environment is not compatible with a passion for nature, so I finally returned to live in Ireland in 1999, and settled in Kerry, to which I was drawn because of its wonderful visual beauty.
Much of my time has been spent exploring the Dingle Peninsula, (where I have now lived for a number of years) which offers a powerfully inspiring landscape, an area of wonderful scenic beauty. There is great beauty even on the wildest and most windy days. It is ever changing. I work with a variety of media and I have a continuing interest in photography.
Although most of my creative activity has focused on images of the natural world around me, I have also painted portraits and other subjects, such as can be seen on some specific categories on my website, such as: http://www.helene-brennan.com/c820-hands-on-the-music
I now mainly use online resources to show my work, but I have a small gallery in my home, in which a selection of my work can be seen, by arrangement.
Please visit my website, on which you can see a large number of my paintings and photographs, from several different countries.