Elizabeth O’Kane

An award winning sculptor and painter, originally from Ballymena, now working in Dublin.

Elizabeth’s sculptures are figurative and focus on anatomy, portraiture, and movement. She works in bronze and stone.

Her watercolour paintings are strongly architectural, almost photorealist. Detailed cityscapes are captured in strong sunlight, bold shadows give the work a sculptural aspect. She is a member of the Water Colour Society of Ireland and of the Ulster Watercolour Society

Originally a translator by profession she has studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and at the Art Students League of New York.  

Collections

The Irish Embassy, Washington DC.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Iveagh House, Dublin.
Iveagh Gardens, Dublin.
National Concert Hall, Dublin.
National Library of Ireland, Dublin.
Shannon Airport, Co. Clare.
Waterford Treasures Museum, Waterford City.                                         
University College Dublin, Belfield Campus and Iveagh House collections.
University of Limerick.International Rugby Board, World Headquarters, and Irish Rugby Football Union, Dublin.
Munster Rugby High Performance Centre, University of Limerick Sports Arena.
Watercolour Society of Ireland National Collection, University of Limerick.
Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland, Dublin.
BreastCheck, St.Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin.
Irish College of General Practitioners, Dublin.
Belfast City Hall, Belfast.
Jordanstown Loughshore Park, Newtownabbey Borough Council, Belfast. Clifton House, Belfast.
Carton House Hotel, Co. Kildare.
Medisec Ireland, Dublin.
Mason, Hayes & Curran, Solicitors, and Hayes Solicitor, Dublin.
Ballymena Academy Grammar School, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Gracehill Primary School, Ballymena, Co. Antrim.
Boss Murphy Collection, Churchtown, Co. Cork.
Tommy Tiernan, Comedian, Dublin.
Nine Fine Irishmen Irish Bar, New York New York Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

Awards

2018    Royal Hibernian Academy of Art 188th Annual Exhibition, Dublin – Invited Artist.

2016    Royal Ulster Academy of Art 136th Annual Exhibition, Belfast – Invited Artist.

2015    The Watercolour Society of Ireland 161st Annual Exhibition, Dublin – K&M Evans Award.

2015    The Ulster Watercolour Society 39th Annual Exhibition, Dublin – Best Townscape Award.

2013    The Mill Cove Galleries, West Cork – The Irish Sculpture Awards 2013.

2012    Ulster Watercolour Society 35th Annual Exhibition, Belfast – Best Townscape Prize.

2007    Royal Hibernian Academy of Art 177th Annual Exhibition – Conor/Moran Sculpture Prize.

2006    Hillsborough Castle, Northern Ireland Office Invited Artist.

2000    Oireachtas Annual Exhibition, Dublin – Oireachtas/CAST Sculpture Prize.