Cornelia O’Donovan (1981) trained at Royal College of Art. Her work is held in private collections in the U.K. and overseas. The artist lives and works in London.

“Cornelia O’Donovan plays with old folklore and poetry, but in a loose and dreamlike way. She draws particularly on tales native to the British Isles, and especially Celtic poetry and myth.

Her paintings are flat, stripped of all perspective or realism, their surfaces hazy and meandering like an old tale retold a thousand times. Roughly rendered yet delicately arranged, she creates patterned compositions reminiscent of old tapestries into which she plants naïve pre-Modern motifs.

Outlines of old figures, ancient heralds, esoteric herbs and familiar animals all appear like inherited objects worn smooth by the touch of innumerable hands. They retain the homespun quality of medieval rustic artworks, flowing across the canvas like a stroll through a country garden.”

C4481 Hand Tufted Dog
C4481 Hand Tufted Dog
Mixed media on canvas   Canvas size: 60cm x 60cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£1,200.00 Add to cart
C4482 Rabbit Vase
C4482 Rabbit Vase
Oil, acrylic and chalk on canvas   Canvas size: 60cm x 60cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£1,200.00 Add to cart
C4483 Still Life with Rabbit
C4483 Still Life with Rabbit
Mixed media on canvas   Canvas size: 60cm x 60cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£1,200.00 Add to cart
C4140 Posey
C4140 Posey
Oil on canvas   Canvas size: 100cm x 120cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2 [space_20]    
£2,700.00 Add to cart
C4142 Begin Afresh (Diptych)
C4142 Begin Afresh (Diptych)
Diptych, Oil on canvas   Canvas size: 80cm x 100cm (each) ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£3,400.00 Add to cart