September 11, 2023

Olivia O'Carra - Oil Painting

Olivia O'Carra - Oil Painting

My Art Journey: From Galleries to Online Success with Shop In Ireland

Art has always been my passion, and I've been selling my original oil paintings for years, primarily through galleries. However, in February 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced galleries to close, pushing me to explore online selling. That's when I discovered Shop In Ireland. Let's delve into my journey, my best-selling works, and what the future holds.

A New Chapter with Shop In Ireland:

As galleries shut their doors, I sought a new way to share my art. Shop In Ireland emerged as the perfect solution for small Irish businesses like mine. It offered a broader audience and the personal touch that makes art special.

Top-Selling Artworks:

  1. Bluebell Woods Paintings: The enchanting Killarney bluebell woods have been a recurring theme in my art, drawing admirers with their vibrant colors and serene charm.
  2. Still Waters and Reflections: The tranquility of still waters and the captivating reflections they create have become a hallmark of my work, invoking peace and contemplation.
  3. Children Portraits: Capturing the innocence and joy of children has always been a source of inspiration, bringing smiles to many homes.
  4. Custom Pieces for Special Occasions: My custom paintings have found their way into retirement celebrations, presentations, and cherished moments, making them truly unique

Future Goals:

Looking ahead, my plans involve refining my online and direct selling mix, a strategy that has proven successful. Additionally, I'm eager to participate in more art exhibitions, including the upcoming Art Source event at Cork City Hall.

Why Shop In Ireland:

As a buyer and a seller, their exceptional support and efficiency stand out. It's more than just a marketplace; it's a supportive community for small Irish businesses. Shop In Ireland has redefined online shopping, offering a personal connection for both buyers and sellers.

My transition from galleries to the digital world through Shop In Ireland has been a remarkable journey. It has shown me the vast potential of online art sales while preserving the personal connection that makes art special. As I continue to create and share my art with the world, I'm thankful for the platform that has made it all possible. Whether you're an art lover or an artist seeking new horizons, I highly recommend Shop In Ireland as a hub where creativity thrives and connections are made.

Olivia O'Carra - Oil Painting

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I am based in Killarney a location renowned for the beauty of its scenery. In 2002 when my daughters had finished college and had flown the nest I took early retirement from my work as a science teacher. I was then able to spend much of my time oudoors in the neighbouring National Park and indulge in my passion for painting. Soon I was invited to have a solo exhibition in a nearby gallery and a new career was born. I love the feeling of peace and tranquility and oneness with nature that comes from just being in a beautiful natural environment. I try and recreate and enhance  that feeling in my painting so that when you hang it in your living space you will share that same joy and contentment.

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