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.”

C4989 Lupins and Tall Hollyhocks
C4989 Lupins and Tall Hollyhocks
Original oil on canvas (unframed)   canvas size: 100cm x 120cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£2,700.00 Read more
C4995 Hare
C4995 Hare
Original oil on canvas (unframed)   canvas size: 76cm x 76cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£2,000.00 Add to cart
C4996 Horse
C4996 Horse
Original oil on canvas (unframed)   canvas size: 76cm x 76cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£2,000.00 Add to cart
C4491 Owl
C4491 Owl
Framed original acrylic and Conté crayon on handmade paper Paper size: 58cm x 77cm Outside frame size: 67cm x 87cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£1,020.00 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
C4486 A Jug For Crocodile Tears
C4486 A Jug For Crocodile Tears
Framed original gouache and graphite on paper Image size: 70cm x 50cm Outside frame size: 80cm x 60cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£720.00 Add to cart
C4484 Toy box (In Blue) 4/12
C4484 Toy box (In Blue) 4/12
Framed original limited edition screenprint   Image size: 57cm x 77cm Outside frame size: 67cm x 87cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
£490.00 Add to cart
C4988 The Maypole Is Up – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4988 The Maypole Is Up – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas dimensions: 100cm x 120cm   Due to the size of this item, please contact us for a quote for postage costs    
£2,770.00 Add to cart
C4994 Temperate House  – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4994 Temperate House – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil and silk embroidery on linen Canvas size: 80cm x 80cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£2,050.00 Add to cart
C4987 The Wishing Tree – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4987 The Wishing Tree – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas dimensions: 162cm x 105cm   Due to the size of this item, please contact us for a quote for postage costs    
£3,870.00 Add to cart
C5001 The Morning of the Hunted Hare – Cornelia O’Donovan
C5001 The Morning of the Hunted Hare – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil and silk embroidery on linen Canvas size: 50cm x 60cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£1,700.00 Add to cart
C5003 Bird and Branch – Cornelia O’Donovan
C5003 Bird and Branch – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas size: 40.3cm x 32.5cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£870.00 Add to cart
C5002 Two Deer – Cornelia O’Donovan
C5002 Two Deer – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas size: 50cm x 60cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£1,700.00 Add to cart
C5004 Bird and Butterfly – Cornelia O’Donovan
C5004 Bird and Butterfly – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas size: 30cm x 40cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£870.00 Add to cart
C4999 Allotment – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4999 Allotment – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas size: 70cm x 70cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£1,850.00 Add to cart
C4992 Circus Animals – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4992 Circus Animals – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas size: 80cm x 80cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£2,050.00 Add to cart
C4986 Early One Morning – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4986 Early One Morning – Cornelia O’Donovan
Original oil on canvas Canvas dimensions: 139cm x 134cm   Due to the size of this item, please contact us for a quote for postage costs    
£4,200.00 Add to cart
C4991 Green and Pink Spring – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4991 Green and Pink Spring – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas size: 80cm x 80cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£2,050.00 Add to cart
C5000 In The Woods – Cornelia O’Donovan
C5000 In The Woods – Cornelia O’Donovan
Framed original oil on canvas Canvas size: 70cm x 70cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£1,850.00 Add to cart
C4997 Red Flowers Still Life  – Cornelia O’Donovan
C4997 Red Flowers Still Life – Cornelia O’Donovan
Original oil on canvas Canvas size: 80cm x 80cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
£1,800.00 Read more