Pat Flanery Winner of Network Galway Arts Category 2019

About Me

I am an Irish Artist living on the beautiful West Coast of Ireland, in Co. Galway, situated along the “Wild Atlantic Way”.  I am a wife, a mother of five children and an art enthusiast.  However, despite my undying love for painting, the family always comes first.  Consequently, I decided to fully focus on raising my children in the best care possible by giving them my all.  Now that they’ve all reached adulthood, I was elated to find myself in a position to gracefully leave behind my 8 am – 4 pm daily job and return to my first love of painting.

My Background

I am mainly a self-taught artist, born with natural artistic instincts.  My earliest memories are of sitting around the family table creating all types of creative work.  My goal was to attend Art College but once I finished Secondary School, it was more like a fading dream.  Instead, I went to Secretarial College, obtained my qualifications, and gained employment into the University College Hospital, Galway.

I got married at quite a young age. And at the time our second child was born, I took the decision to become a stay-at-home mother to raise and care for my family. During this phase of my life, I worked from home as a Dressmaker. When my youngest son started school, I went back to college and gained a Diploma in Interior Design. I followed this path for a number of years until life took another unexpected turn (i.e., Global Recession), and I went to work for a Medical Device Company. While working with this company, college beckoned me again. I completed another Diploma Course, but this time In Quality Assurance and Project Management. I continued to work with this company for a further 14 years.

Overall, the vast experience has been really helpful as it ultimately made me who I am today – a strong, loving, passionate and highly creative artist.


Some kind words from people who purchased my work

I now have the great pleasure of owning 2 beautiful Artworks by Pat Flannery which now take pride of place in my home in South Australia.  

Pat has such a wonderful eye for colour, and detail which illuminates the painting, drawing the viewer in. 

I will continue to follow Pat’s work with a view to purchasing many more works.


South Australia

I recently got Pat Flannery to do three paintings for me…..

……The time and detail that went into my paintings were above and beyond anything I would have expected…..   

……ensuring the colours used were exactly what I had requested. 

She is a truly talented artist and I will certainly be calling on her again in the future. 


Killtula, Galway

… the exhibition was incredible with so many wonderful paintings…

…but one in particular really stood out to me, because I love images of swans ….

…the attention to detail is incredible… 

…  you MUST look at Pats art work…

… will be going home with the perfect Painting for you…..



Pat is an extremely talented artist.  The scope of her work seems to be endless.  The subject matter is varied and interesting…..


…….I am very fortunate to have three Pat Flannery original watercolours displayed in my home. There are constant ‘rave reviews’ from family and friends….

……Thank you, Pat Flannery, for sharing your outstanding talent!!


Plymouth, Massachusetts

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