Jim Doolan is an elected member of the Watercolour Society of Ireland and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club and has exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), The Royal Ulster Academy (RUA) and with The Distinguished Artists Group and United Artist’s Groups at various venues throughout Ireland and also at Arnott’s Portrait Exhibitions in Dublin.
Jim’s paintings also feature regularly at auction in Dublin in the Contemporary School of Painting and the artist has had successful solo shows both in Dublin and the Wexford Opera Festival, where he is a regular exhibitor.
Born in Dublin, Jim Doolan studied at the National College of Art followed with studies with many leading names in the Irish art world. His work encompasses drawing and painting from life, landscape, portraiture and still-life, in all media.
Jim is a listed Arts practitioner with the Arts Council.
A recently completed life-size portrait of Desmond Carrick RHA by Jim features in
the recent publication of Desmond Carrick’s biography and tribute to this renowned painter and teacher.
Jim takes special pride in encouraging the development of visual skills in individuals and groups at various levels and is an art teacher with the CDVEC and Co. Laois VEC.
His works are in private collections in Ireland, UK and USA.