Inspired & influenced

Irish Art with a global outlook

About Us

Based in Galway city, Ireland; Aran Art Studio is a multi-disciplined workspace. No two days are the same, each day could mean a different illustration style; a different medium: lino-cut, photography, printing, digital; a different subject: rural or urban; or experimenting with new techniques.

Our Inspiration

Our main source of inspiration comes from our surroundings; Galway city and county. Its the perfect mix of urban/rural, land and seascapes, traditional and modern, local and global influences.

Just off shore lies the Aran Islands “Aran” a place that we always have a deep fascination with. Its wildness and simple way of life provides a welcome contrast to the hustle of city living. Throughout its history it has always been a source of inspiration for artists and writers.

Galway city too, is a great source for our work. Its shapes, sounds and multi-cultural vibe nourishes creativity and the imagination.

 

Our Influences and Vision

As artists and craftspeople we strive  to make art that is beautiful to look at; made to the highest quality; and that establishes a meaningful connection with the buyer. That could be a happy memory, a place visited or wish to visit, a place they come from, their heritage or a meaningfull message.

Whether purchased as a gift or for ones own pleasure we hope it not only enhances peoples homes but also their lives.

Our aim is to create artwork that looks well in any environment. The different styles would have been influenced by different artists and designers such as Saul Bass, Milton Glaser and Paul Rand. Artists too such as Picasso, van Gogh and Andy Warhol to name a few.

It is often commented that our work is very “Irish”, Many of our customers are tourists and expats overseas, looking for a bit of home – something that reminds them of Ireland.

We love what we do, and we hope that love shines through in our work.