James Brohan

About the Artists:

James Brohan, one Ireland's favourite artists, is now a master in looking as well as painting. His attention to his subjects result in wonderful versions of places and people. Brohan favours the palette knife when producing his paintings. This choice of tool has developed into what is now his favoured technique, impasto. The textural surface bring the richness of each of his paintings to life. Still life, landscapes, street scenes, horse fairs and market scenes are amongst the subjects Brohan captures with bright tones and colours.


Born in Dublin in 1952 he studied painting and anatomy under the direction of Yann Goulet, RHA from 1985-86. His influence on James was to look and observe, and he told Brohan 'If you cant see it you cant paint it', thus an artist should be able to look and capture in his minds eye the subject, movement, colour, tone and feeling of what he is about to paint.He continued his studies at the Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and later attended the National College of Art and Design, studying under Des Carrick, RHA. James Brohan lives and works in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.


Solo exhibitions

  • 1990 The James Gallery, Dalkey
  • 1992 Signal Art
  • 2007 Gormelys
  • 2009 Sol Art Gallery
  • 2012 Sol Art Gallery


Group exhibtions

  • Sol Art Gallery
  • Lavelle Art Gallery
  • The James Gallery, Dalkey
  • The James Gallery, Exchequer Street
  • Combridge Gallery
  • The Gallery, Greystones
  • The Lee Gallery, Cork
  • Killarney Gallery
  • Mulvany Gallery, Dublin
  • Oisin Gallery
  • Greenacres, Wexford
  • Green Lane Gallery, Dingle
  • Osbourne Studio Gallery, London



  • Perri Group
  • Blakes Group
  • Concern
  • Aer Rianta
  • University College Dublin
  • Government House
  • Galway Bay Hotel
  • Skellig Hotel
  • Adare Manor
  • Dromoland Castle C. R. H. Hobson Bay Hotel (Athlone) John Colgan (Riverdance) John Hughes (The Corrs, Management)