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The Chimera Gallery


WE CURATE ART & EXPERIENCES THAT ARE
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The Story About The Chimera Gallery

The Chimera Gallery is the realisation of a dream held by founder, David (Dave) O’Shea, to develop a prominent and permanent art gallery, to share works by a wide variety of artists from all over the world.

In October 2010, Dave opened The Garden Gallery with friend and business partner, Hazel Revington Cross. The gallery was formally opened by Graham Knuttel – an Internationally acclaimed artist whose own work adorned the walls at that time. The presence of Knuttel’s work set a very high standard but over the course of three years, the Garden Gallery continued to attract artists of the highest calibre and welcomed legions of art lovers.

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OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to curate & host great ideas

In 2014, the decision was made to create a large art gallery in Mullingar.
The mission and intention was (and is) to continue to offer the same informal environment that people came to know and expect in the countryside and to build on its success.
While operated separately, The Chimera Gallery and The Garden Gallery (now the Purple Raven Art Gallery), continue to work together to develop an arts hub in the Irish midlands.

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The Chimera Gallery will showcase work by the best Irish artists with an added dash of international talent. The turnaround of new works will be frequent and updates will be provided by email to subscribers. The artists represented in the Gallery are of a very high standard with many awards between them.

The gallery is a huge space in a convenient, central location, with sweeping whitewashed walls that are perfect for displaying quality art in welcoming and unpretentious surroundings.

The Chimera Gallery in Mullingar is the gallery the Irish Midlands has been waiting for

MEET THE ARTISTS

The Chimera Gallery in Mullingar is only made possible by the passionate existence of the artists that exhibit their work, this is a small selection of the artists on show.

NOTE: We are constantly adding artists to this section. For the full list of the 40 plus artists on show, and their individual pages on our website, please visit “GALLERY ARTISTS” on the menu above.

Jonathan Aiken

onathan Aiken was born in Lisburn in 1965. He was educated at the Methodist College, Belfast and received formal training in architecture and design at Queen's University.

His style is influenced by the work of Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement. His unique pieces have an original style, which are characterised by both skill and concept. He creates narratives with reference to popular culture, visually interpreting some of our most identifiable icons. Whether depicting a seemingly mundane object, or the glamour of celebrity, the fusion of striking colour with intriguing texture is symbolic of Jonathan’s work.

Jonathan Aiken

Jonathan Aiken

Sean Cotter

Sean Cotter was born in Kildare in 1969, Sean Cotter is former student of the National College of Art and Design and is a multiple award winning artist. Cotter’s paintings are presented through a variety of mediums from oil on canvas to charcoal on paper.
Sean Cotter

Sean Cotter

Mike Hamblin

Mike Hamblin is an American artist, based in Montana and a graduate of the Art Institute of Seattle.
Mike began drawing at the age of three and more than forty years later, his dedication to his work and his precision as an artist, have enabled him to capture real life using a variety of mediums.
Mike Hamblin

Mike Hamblin

Ann Hugh

Ann Meldon Hugh has been working professionally as a full time sculptor since 1989 and has been selected to do many public sculptures ( Ferdia and Chuculainn,Silver Brosna,Gateway to Meath, Market Place and JFK , to name a few).
Ann Meldon Hugh

Ann Meldon Hugh

Catherine Creaney

Catherine Creaney is an award winning Irish Artist, born in Dungannon. Self taught her work has been exhibited in in numerous selected group exhibitions throughout Ireland and the UK. Her work focuses on capturing the character and individuality of the human form through the use of pencil, pastel and oil.
Catherine Creaney

Catherine Creaney

Philip Lindey

Philip Lindey was born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester in 1968. His parents returned to their native Ireland shortly after he was born, leading him to complete his studies in Sligo and Dublin (a Masters in Fine Arts).
Philip Lindey

Philip Lindey

Alison Lowry

Alison Lowry is a glass artist living and working in Belfast. She is interested in textiles, especially clothing. Fabric preserves the essence of its maker; traces of the wearer become entwined with the warp and weft, allowing physical objects to become containers for memory.
Alison Lowry

Alison Lowry

Derek Fitzpatrick

Born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, 1983 graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Derek Fitzpatrick has exhibited on various occasions in both solo and group shows.
Derek Fitzpatrick

Derek Fitzpatrick

Michael Gemmell

Michael Gemmell was born in Coleraine in 1950 and the family moved Dublin in 1954, at fourteen found a job as a studio assistant in a Dublin graphic studio, Nicholas Ardiff Printers in Johnstons Court, where his boss, Peter Coyle took an interest in his artistic talent.
Michael Gemmell

Michael Gemmell

Niall Leavy

Born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1965 but grew up in Mullingar. Life has taken me to fascinating parts of the world and I’m now living in the village of Stamullen, Co. Meath, with Cécile, Antoine (12), Clodagh (11) and Tristan (8).
Niall Leavy

Niall Leavy

Gerard McGourty

Born in Enniskillen, Gerard McGourty is a self-taught artist who, since 1989, has had numerous solo exhibitions and is represented in major private collections in Ireland and the USA. He is an artist-in-residency in Millrace Gallery, Blackrock, co Dublin and a member of a various galleries across Ireland.
Gerard McGourty

Gerard McGourty

Iva Troj

Contemporary Art Excellence Artist of The Year 2016 and 2013 Towry Best of East England Award Winner, Iva Troj seamlessly incorporates her vast experience of traditional painting techniques with postmodern elements to create engaging Renaissance-style works that challenge the notion of societal conformity.
Iva Troj

Iva Troj

Dave West

Dave West was born in Penclawdd, South Wales and raised in Swansea City. He studied at the Carmarthenshire College of Art & Design and is now settled in Balbriggan, North County Dublin.
Dave West

Dave West

Conor Walton

Award winning Irish artist, born in Dublin in 1970. A graduate of the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Conor was awarded a Masters (with distinction) in Art History and Theory at the University of Essex before spending time in Florence, Italy studying painting and old master techniques.
Conor Walton

Conor Walton

Marion Tubiana

Marion is a french hyper realistic artists who is world renowned for her Equine skills, she has exhibited in Europe and New York
Marion Tubiana

Marion Tubiana

Luke Danniells

Luke was born in Manchester and now lives in the Irish midlands, Luke has been and continues to be inspired by the great photo journalists like Cartier Bresson and Joseph Kouldelka.
Luke Danniells

Luke Danniells

Neal Greig

Neal Greig is a renowned Irish artist being in born in Belfast in 1965. At an early age he identified his need to peruse his creative passions. His vision and talent took him to the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland, where he graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art in 1987. His unparrelled desire to hone his talent lead him to completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art in 1990, and his unique talent provided him with the Andrew Grant Scholarship to realize this.
Neal Greig

Neal Greig

Cormac O'Leary

Cormac O'Leary studied Fine Art at Sligo RTC and held his first solo show at Sligo Art Gallery in 1999. He has exhibited his work widely in Ireland, the UK and America, winning numerous awards. He is represented in many private and public collections.
Cormac O'Leary

Cormac O'Leary

Khara Oxier

Khara Oxier is a self-taught painter living in, and loving southwest Idaho. Khara’s work focuses on exploring life through the process of painting; inspired by politics, culture studies, war, separation, homemaking, and social constructs. Khara began painting later in life in attempt to project herself outside of her traditional household roles.
Khara Oxier

Khara Oxier

Gavin Lavelle

Gavin is a graduate of Fine Art painting from the National College of Art and Design. His painting style has evolved considerably over the years. Gavin creates his collages using acrylic paint on gesso-prepared paper or wood. His imagery comes from a variety of sources including maps, bird books, botanical and historical sourcebooks and catalogues.

Gavin Lavelle

Gavin Lavelle

Kate Beagan

Kate is an Irish Artist currently living in Co. Monaghan. She has exhibited throughout Ireland and Australia. Over the years she has won many art awards such as the Australian Rotring award for Drawing and the Henry Chapman award for watercolour.
Kate Beagan

Kate Beagan

Michael Wann

Born in Dublin in 1969, Wann lives and works in Co. Sligo, gaining his BA in Fine Art from Sligo Institute of Technology. He has held solo exhibitions at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar (2005), and Sligo Art Gallery (1999, 2002, 2005, 2009), where he won an Iontas Drawing Award in 2000.
Michael Wann

Michael Wann

Julie Cusack

Having graduated in 2003 in Art and Design (painting) from GMIT, Cusack held her first solo show with Shanti Art Gallery, Kilkenny in 2009. Since then she has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, received the Art Links Bursary Award in 2013 and was selected for Open Submission with the RHA the same year. She works from “Not an Empty Space’, a Kilkenny based independent artist’s studio space supported by the Kilkenny Arts Office. She held membership of Endangered Studios, Kilkenny between 2009 and 2013.
Rasher is a self-taught artist working in his preferred medium of oil paint. After attracting interest with several self-mounted shows, he held successful solo shows in Dublin and Los Angeles, gaining international publicity and appearances on the Late Late Show. He has firmly established himself as one of the most interesting painters of his generation. He continues to strive for more challenging ideas and techniques in painting.
Julie Cusack

Julie Cusack

Sorin Dumitrescu

I have finally redeemed myself from the obsession of collapsing into Mannerism. Apart from this, what abides is the joy that I have released myself from the genetic message.
Sorin Dumitrescu

Sorin Dumitrescu

Glenn Brady

My name is glenn brady and i was born in 1966 in Brisbane Australia...
I grew up outside of the city in a suburb that looked like 50 other suburbs...a couple of shops..churches.. 2 schools and a large industrial estate where at one stage i ended up along with other 15 year old school leavers
Glenn Brady

Glenn Brady

Petra Berntsson

Petra was born in Sweden but now lives and works in Co Louth
Petra Berntsson

Petra Berntsson

Emma Stroude

Born in Glasgow in 1958 James gained a place as a mature student at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999 after a career in the Civil Service and won the Heriot Watt University award for outstanding merit in his first year, receiving his BA (Hons) in painting in 2004.
James Fraser

James Fraser

Eamonn Higgins

Working within Public and Community Art projects has led to a philosophy that the skills Eamonn uses to design and make his work can be used for stronger community engagement. With a large and varied Art in the Public skills base, community ownership of the work does not have to be restricted to a conceptual understanding but can include communal reconciliation and a skills legacy that celebrates the community’s skills and shared cultural traditions.
Eamonn Higgins

Eamonn Higgins

Gerry Waldron

Gerry Waldron was born in Dublin in 1945. He started sculpting and painting full-time in 2000, after 25 years living and working in the Middle East. He has travelled extensively and currently divides his time between London and the Republic of Ireland, where he has a studio/gallery.
Gerry Waldron

Gerry Waldron

Ross Watson

A University of Ulster Fine and Applied Arts student has scooped top prize of 10,000 euro by winning an all-Ireland student art competition. Ross Watson was chosen from over 100 entrants to win the Art of Nurture competition – an innovative arts project developed by Commercial Finance Ireland to help boost the career prospects of student artists.
2008/2009 Llloyd's TSB Art of Nurture (Ireland) - National Winner
2009/2010 Lloyd's TSB Art of Nurture (UK) - Regional Finalist
2012 Artist in Residence, University of Ulster Belfast
Ross Watson

Ross Watson

Eamonn Higgins

Born in 1976, Daniel Chester is a visual artist living in County Leitrim, Ireland. He has a Masters in Visual Arts Practices from the College of Art and Design, Dunlaoghaire, Dublin. He has recently had work purchased by the OPW
Daniel Chester

Daniel Chester

Shane Berkery

Shane was born in Tokyo in 1992 and has lived in Both Japan and the USA, he now resides in Ireland. He recently finished his degree in NCAD and has won some major awards in his first year.
Shane Berkery

Shane Berkery

Mario Sughi

Mario was born in Italy but now resides in Dublin, his work is fresh and exciting with the skill of a portrait artist and the confidence of an impressionist, he has been selected 6 times by the Irish Academy of art RHA.
Mario Sughi

Mario Sughi

IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST

Exhibiting your artwork on our gallery in Mullingar and being showcased on our website chimera-gallery.com has never been easier! We’re always looking for talented artists to join our team

  • “People are very welcome to come along to have a look, and to take in the sights and the sounds. Nobody is pressured to buy,the Gallery is for one , for all"

    Dave O´Shea
"Reaction Vessels" by Alison Lowry at the Chimera Gallery, Mullingar, Co Westmeath,Ireland

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In the Words of the Artists and Visitors

The Chimera Gallery is the realization of a dream, only made possible by the artists that trust us with their vision and the visitors that fuel this dream at every glance and stare at an artist’s work.

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Elisha Cuthbert

Great artwork and the owner David has great knowledge of artists and their work.

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Ben Hughes

I love all the work I can see on show. Great collection wish I could see the Art in the flesh.

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Ry James

Fantastic work by fantastic artists. Well done Dave, Fantastic experience. A must visit.

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