Quinn Russell lives and works in Holywood, a small town close to Belfast in Northern Ireland. Self taught, she enjoys working in strong colours of thick and textured acrylic paint. Quinn creates unique and quirky paintings that are owned by collectors around the world. With a passion for interiors, she loves to create bespoke pieces of work for peoples’ homes. The emotional response to Quinn’s work is widely agreed to be happiness.
When she is not painting, Quinn is the teaching principal of a school in inner city Belfast. She was awarded an MBE by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2010 for services to education in Northern Ireland.
Quinn’s love of animals has drawn her to enjoy animal portraits and in particular hares. The hare has a great deal of meaning to her as it is an animal that symbolises a creative way of looking at life. Hares have a naturally solitary nature and are not too quick to conform. The hare teaches us to reach for our dreams and not let anything get in the way. That is just what Quinn tries to do in the process of painting.