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A bit of a bio as per request:

I’m a freelance illustrator working my way up the ladder.  I spent some time in art school before I got sick of sewing zippers into dolls’ heads and went into Pharmacy instead, while working on my art in all of my spare time. I’m nearly finished and now the art world is calling me back.  I’ve been mentioned in ImagineFX and have gotten through to the shortlist for Exposé 7, the international digital art annual.  I work on commissions for literary  magazines around Dublin and I’m currently working on my first childrens’ book. This blog is where I’m putting all my work, bit by bit.  My aim is to infiltrate the illustration world, possibly doing some concept art work for animation and film.  I  live in Dublin, Ireland and when I’m not around college,  I can often be found in one of the myriad museums around the city or getting inspiration from the tourists that flock to the fair city every year. 

        I am currently accepting commissions. Please email me at theresa_ryan85(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Noel Kelly permalink
    October 5, 2009 11:18 am

    Hi Theresa,

    Great to read your posts and to find such a lively site. I wonder if I may correct one small error in your recent post regarding artists living standards. In your post you mention that a recent report from the Taxation commission has revealed a set of statistics. In fact the stats come from Visual Artists Ireland’s report The Social, Economic, and Fiscal Status of the Visual Artist in Ireland. On other small inaccuracy is that this has not been caused by the collapse of auction houses. In the 1979 report on the same subject by the Arts Council the figures were fairly similar. So in fact, this is the on-going situation for living Irish artists who are not part of the small percentage of high earners.

    We released these facts to the national press and media, but you will be able to find more information in the current edition of the Visual Artists News Sheet.

    With best wishes

    Noel Kelly

    • November 4, 2009 10:15 am

      Thanks for your comment, Noel. I’ll make a note of it- it’s sometimes hard to keep up with everything that’s going on!

  2. Philip Corballis permalink
    November 22, 2009 9:11 pm

    Hi Theresa,

    You mention Edward McGuire in your in your article. You show two works one of an owl and one of two figures in a landscape. The owl was done by my uncle Edward McGuire Rha and the other was done by my Grandfather Senator E.A. McGuire. That explains why the styles are so different.

    Their surnames are McGuire not Maguire. I hope this helps.

    Regards Philip

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