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Irish Artist Mark McFadden

Today, his works can be found in some prominent private collections, including the collection of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco who purchased a portrait of James Joyce, two pieces by the Levett family trust and three pieces by Julian Lennon. Speaking to the Donegal News from his home on the Cote d’Azur this week,… Read more »

Mark features in a new RTÉ series

Mark features in new RTE series

Prince Albert of Monaco has opened up his palace to show Irish people a James Joyce painting that he bought from the Donegal artist Mark McFadden. McFadden, a self-taught artist who spent years working as a barman in the south of France before taking up his paintbrush, features in a new RTÉ series on the… Read more »

Art Exhibition in Gallerie Gildo Pastor, Monaco

Mark McFadden Art Exhibition Monaco

Mark will be exclusively exhibiting his own pieces. Below is a selection currently on display in the Gallery. Don’t hesitate to give Mark a call for a visit, or just drop in at your leisure. Ph  +33 (0)629936884

“Oscar Wilde has inspired me”

Oscar Wilde portrait by-irish-artist-mark-mcfadden

Mark’s portrait of Oscar Wilde is an interpretation of the photograph by Napoleon Sarony that has come to be the image through which Wilde is universally recognised. The portrait, with the hints of degeneration that serve as reminders that Wilde was the inventor of the most celebrated of all portraits in fiction, is more a… Read more »

The Chisholm Gallery in Palm Beach write about Mark

His distinctive technique is oil on large canvas using only a palette knife, which provides a rich texture, adding to the intensity one feels when looking at his complex figurative paintings, revealing the human condition. He tries to capture the essence of his chosen subject, to give them depth and a presence on the canvas… Read more »

Irish Times writes about Mark

Brendan Behan and Lucien Freud

McFadden is self-taught, and likes to read the authors’ work while creating the portraits. He uses a palette knife and layering technique to achieve his unique style. “The palette knife is like a little trowel used by builders,” he says. “Instead of building walls I use it to build impressions of people, layer upon layer.”… Read more »

“Hidden” – Autumn Group Exhibition

Unreserved by Mark McFadden

The Doorway Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition in collaboration with Robert Lee Mulcahy called ‘Hidden’ on Thursday, October 8th between 6-7.30pm on 24 South Frederick Street. The exhibition will run until October 29th .  Click here to have a look                           … Read more »