Hi, I'm James Rooney, a graphic designer, illustrator & artist based in south Dublin.
Having dabbled on and off over the years, I started to get more serious in the mid 2000's and since then I almost always have some work in progress. Working with oils, acrylics and mixed media, I like to experiment with materials and surfaces which can be a hugely exciting process. Most pieces start off with a definite plan in mind, but can often take off in an entirely different direction, which I am compelled to go with. If it doesn’t end up as something I’m pleased with, I’m quite happy to paint over the entire piece, leaving slight suggestions of the original peeping through.
My inspiration is drawn mostly from nature and the ever changing moods of the Irish landscape. Sometimes bright and beautiful, sometimes dark and oppressive. I strive to convey mood and atmosphere with texture and depth playing an important role.
I hope you enjoy browsing through the site and if you need any more info, or if you’d like to see my work in the flesh, just send me an email using the form on the contact page and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
James Rooney, 2023