Laurence O'Toole,  Carlow

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Granduer
Granduer, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
Watching Weeds Grow
Watching Weeds Grow, Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm
A Prayer To St Apprehension
A Prayer To St Apprehension, Oil on canvas, 140 x 150 cm
A Short History of The Irish Free State
A Short History of The Irish Free State, Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm
What Once Was
What Once Was, Oil on canvas, 60 x 40 cm
The Lone Trumpeter
The Lone Trumpeter, Oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm
Waiting for The Narcissist
Waiting for The Narcissist, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 100 cm
Halloween, New York City
Halloween, New York City, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
The Journey
The Journey, Oil on canvas, 100 x 50 cm
Russian Dolls
Russian Dolls, Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
The misguided and the unexpected
The misguided and the unexpected, Oil on canvas, 60 x 90cm
The Torment of winter
The Torment of winter, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm
Leda and the swan
Leda and the swan, Oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm
Little swollen river
Little swollen river, Oil on canvas, 50 x 70cm
The hunt
The hunt, Oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm
Le fete finis
Le fete finis, Oil on canvas, 100 x 150cm
Awe
Awe, Oil on canvas, 100 x 180cm
Coveting of wealth
Coveting of wealth, Oil on canvas, 50 x 50cm
The lost boy
The lost boy, Oil on canvas, 80 x 40cm
Temptation
Temptation, Oil on canvas, 40 x 70cm

Laurence O'Toole Art (Download The Catalogue)

Laurence O'Toole is a self taught painter, living and working in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. He has exhibited extensively in Ireland, England and the USA.

His work is concerned with the human condition and how we fit into modern living, how the pattern in nature is our heartbeat, our connection and if there is one thing that resonates about the human condition... it is that we need to feel connected.

Awards and Nominations -
1990 Member of Californian Artist Guild
Runner up in National Irish Arts Compendium 2008

Awarded 2nd Prize 2003

Selected Solo Exhibitions -
2012 Wealth in Society - Cultural centre, Manhattan, New York
2011 Liberty - Gormley Galleries, Belfast, N.Ireland
2011 Carousel Series - Gormley Galleries Dublin, Ireland

2010 Michael Smyth and Laurence O'Toole, Gormleys Fine Art, 24 South Frederick Street, Dublin
2007 Without Borders - Oisin Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin
2005 Running too fast - Oisin Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin
2005 Light and Hope - Kilkenny Arts Festival
2003 Masie J - Oisin Gallery, Westland Row, Dublin
2003 The nature of all - Methatron Gallery, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
2001 Life of Colour - Cudios Gallery, Mount Usher, Co Wicklow
2001 Great Heights - Grafton gallery, Grafton St, Dublin
1998 Pastel and Paint - Signal Arts Gallery, Co Wicklow
1997 Dreams - Bobby Dawson Gallery, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
1996 Beginnings - Escape Gallery, Bray, Co Wicklow
1986 Force - Bank of Ireland, Bray, Co Wicklow

Selected Group Exhibitions -
2010 Red Rag Galleries England
2009 Group Show, Gormleys Fine Art, Dublin Belfast, Omagh
2009 Gallery 13, California
2009 Red Rag Galleries England
2009 Group Show, Art Forms Gallery, Carlow
2008 Irish Artists, Gallery 13, California
2008 Wexford opera Festival, Wexford, annually 2008, 2007, 2006
2008 Kilkenny Arts Festival, Kilkenny, annually 2008, 2007, 2006
2008 Red Rag Galleries, England
2007 Vieux Chateau de Montron, France
2006 Barbara Stanley Gallery, Richmond, London
2005 Irish Fine Arts, Killiney, Co Dublin
2005 Barbara Stanley Gallery, Richmond, London
2004 Tramyard, Blessington, Co Wicklow
2002 Camille Calerton Gallery, Colombia, South America
1990 Californian Artist Guild Group Show
1988 South African National Group Show, toured five cities of South Africa

Collections -
Private and Coporate Collections in Ireland, UK, Europe, California and South Africa
Philips Electronics, Dublin
Permanent Collection of Isole, Italian Festival of Arts
Jim Sheridan, Film Director
Banc de Italiano Bank
Office of Public Works (Ireland)
Charlie Mc Creevey
Offices of HSE
Ronnie Drew Music

Publications -
2011 Office of Public Works - Titles
2011 Landscape Painters - Best of
2009 House and Home - Features

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