About the Artist
Since he was a young boy, Brinsley Sheridan has had a passion and an appreciation for art. His love of paint in oils and the smell of turpentine has always been special. When he was eleven years old he received a Christmas present from his parents, a set of oil paints and brushes, he did his first painting and remembers the feeling of inner-contentment, a happiness that is always there when painting.
He would say he is self thought, but was lucky to have had very good art teachers who helped him along the way.
He left Ireland after college and travelled Europe for most of his twenties doing different jobs.
Paris was very influential as he lived very near Montmartre, where he would meet other artists of different nationalities.
His preference has always been landscapes, as realistic as possible, in natural rich colurs.
Over the years Brinsley Sheridan has painted with the belief that his best work has yet to come.
This, of course, is really in the eye of the beholder.
An old stable on the grounds of his house is his studio where he is currently creating a series of paintings of local scenes around Killiney Bay.
Another passion he has been developing is mosaics in Sea Glass, these are pieces of glass which are worn by the sea, some times over hundresds of years, to become little gems.
He feels these are impressionistic mosaics using sea glass.
You will see a lot more of Brinsley Sheridan’s mosaics here in the future.