Noelle O’Keeffe graduated with an honours degree from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin in 1991.
She has exhibited widely since then, including shows in the Solomon Gallery Dublin from 1992 to 2000, Midlands Arts Resource Centre Mullingar, the Hallward Gallery, Dublin and regularly since graduation at the RHA Annual Exhibition in Dublin. She has participated in Boyle Arts festival, Claremorris Open Exhibition, Iontais Sligo, Eigse Carlow, Kilkenny Arts festival, and Wexford Opera Festival. She has also shown work in Germany, Belgium, and in the UK in the Wykeham gallery in Hampshire.
She won the print award in “Iontas” in Sligo in 1995, the same year she joined the Graphic Studio. She has taken part in various Graphic Studio Gallery exhibitions, most recently “A Natural Selection” in 2013, “Waterbased” and “Urbis Felicitas” in 2016, and “Another bite of the Cherry” in 2017.
Her work is in numerous Collections including Allied Irish Banks, Bank of Ireland, Office of Public Works, The Central Bank of Ireland, Irish Pensions Trust, Minerva Medical PLC, Aeromexico, Jury’s Hotel Group, Health Service Executive, The National Botanic Gardens, Mountjoy Square Society, and Hampshire County Council, as well as private collections in Ireland and abroad.
“My upbringing in the countryside in Co. Westmeath, surrounded by fields, trees and flowers has had a profound effect on my development as an artist. I am inspired by the beauty of nature, the curve of a leaf, the fragility of a petal, reflections in water, patterns, and above all colour. My style is fluid. My work in oils tends to be bold and exuberant. My prints are often more subtle and delicate. When etching, I favour techniques such as sugar lift and spit biting which generate a painterly effect, testament to my background as a painter”
Noelle currently lives in Dublin with her husband and 12 year old son. She paints in her studio at home, as well as printmaking in the Graphic Studio workshop.