It’s amazing how so many of us love having a cow looking down on us from our walls, their gentle bovine eyes luring us into a sense of safety and contemplation.
Artist Deborah Donnelly is one of the reasons we have such a love affair with cows, having specialised in painting their docile friendly faces for years now.
Though a modern painter, her work resembles much of that painted during the impressionist era and she uses strikingly bold colours in her paintings of cows, cafes, farmsteads, and other farm animals.
Deborah’s work is in several galleries in Ireland, London and Paris and she has been commissioned by Gary Rhodes to produce artworks for his restaurants. Andrew Lloyd Webber also has several of her paintings. In 2010 she published her first ever painting book, How to Paint a Cow, a step by step guide to painting a cow. More books have since been added to the series. Her books are stocked in the Saatchi galleries and Tate Museums in London. Or check out www.deborahdonnelly.com or www.associatededitions.ie.