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Mullan, B

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Friers, Julian

Julian Friers PPRUA (b.1956) was born in Bangor, Co. Down, N. Ireland Julian is widely acknowledged as one of Europe’s finest wildlife painters yet he left  Belfast College of Art after only one term choosing to learn his craft through personal experience and endeavour. He held his first solo exhibition in 1977, was elected to the Royal […]

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Faulkner, Neil

Neil Faulkner ARMSA (b.1962) was born in Staffordshire, England. Neil’s artistic ability was evident from a young age and after studying at Burslem School of Art he completed his diploma at Stoke Art College and from there followed a 40 year career with Wedgewood and then Royal Doulton creating designs and paintings for their porcelain. […]

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Carey, J. W.

Joseph William Carey RUA (1859–1937) was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. J W trained as an illustrator with Marcus Ward & Co., publishers. When this firm failed in 1899, he set up a business with his brother John Carey and Ernest Hanford at 142 Royal Avenue, Belfast, where they were joined later by Richard Thomson […]

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McKelvey, Frank

Frank McKelvey RHA RUA (1895–1974) was born in Belfast, N. Ireland. The son of a painter and decorator, McKelvey attended the Belfast School of Art and won the “Sir Charles Brett” prize and the”Fitzpatrick” prize for figure drawing there in 1912 and a bronze medal in the Taylor Art competition in 1917. … By 1918 […]

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Carr, Tom

Tom Carr HRHA RUA RWS  (1927- 1999) was born in Belfast, N Ireland. Tom Carr was a landscape and figure painter who was educated at the Slade School of Art in London where he studied under Henry Tonks. He furthered his artistic education at the British School in Rome. In 1938, Carr returned to Northern […]

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McCaig, Norman

Norman McCaig (1929-2001) was born in Bangor, Co. Down,. N. Ireland. Norman studied at the Belfast College of Art and the Academy of Art in Paris. It was in Paris he met long-time friend Joseph Sefton, a stage and set painter who worked for Edith Piaf. They would later exhibit together.  Indeed, McCaig’s first exhibition […]

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Bingham, Jimmy

James Bingham (1925 – 2009) was born in Belfast,  N. Ireland  … Jimmy spent thirty years in London working as a signwriter with his brother. In 1967 he returned to Belfast where he met fellow artist, Dan O’Neill. They became friends and began working together in 1968  in Dan’s Studio until Dan’s tragic death in […]

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Bell, Christopher

Chris Bell (b.1960) was born in England. Chris studied Art and Photography at University. It was here that he developed a fascination with colour, beginning to consider the ways in which he could best achieve the vibrancy he desired. After years spent exploring a range of media, Chris developed the unique method he uses today. […]

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Murphy, Noel

Noel Murphy (b.1970) was born in London. Noel studied first at NCAD (National College of Art and Design) in Dublin and then at the University of Ulster in Belfast where he received an honours degree in Fine Art in 1994. HIs prodigious talent was recognised early in his career when he won the Bass Ireland […]

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