Carmel Mooney – Artist – United Arts Club Arts Committee Member
Born in Kilkenny, Carmel Mooney lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. She studied at the National College of Art & Design and later University College Dublin where she holds a Diploma in the History of European Painting.
Carmel Mooney began to emerge as a serious painter within the Irish art world with her first solo exhibition at the Lincoln Gallery, Dublin, in 1983. Her early work reflected a childhood affinity with the countryside, expressed in landscape paintings of bogs, fields and cattle, and still life paintings including a recurring subject, birds. A lecturer in the History of Painting, she was also Artistic Director at Daon Scoil, An Daingean, from 1981 to 1991.
A fascination with volcanoes has also taken her regularly to the still active Mount Etna in Sicily. She is a member of l’Association Volcanologique Européenne.
A book entitled ‘That Space Between’ was published in 2001, covering work from over 20 years. Landscape painting remains a continuing theme.