Shane Johnson

Shane Johnson was born in Cork. He studied at the Crawford School of Art, Cork, then specialising in Visual Communications at the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin. After a few years in Advertising, Design and Illustration, he turned his illustrative skills to creating paintings inspired by the busy and colourful West Cork coast, and went on to paint full time, exhibiting in Cork and Dublin. He has had solo shows in both Cork and Dublin, and exhibits in London too. He now draws inspiration from landscapes, seascapes and urban settings elsewhere in Ireland too, and indeed abroad. His paintings are sometimes wildly imaginative and dreamt up scenes, other times they might be quirky depictions of actual places. His paintings have sold to many private collectors abroad, particularly from the UK, Germany and the USA, and public or corporate collections include Bank of Ireland, Great Southern Hotels, Cork Opera House and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioners.