Paula McKinney studied Fine Art at Ulster University, Belfast specialising in painting and has exhibited in a variety of galleries in the North and South of Ireland. She was awarded first prize in the “New Art of the Irish” competition and have been commissioned to produce works of art for individuals, companies and institutions, such as McCaffery’s Permanent Art Collection and St Mary's hospital in Dublin.
"I generally work on a few paintings at a time. I build up the work in layers, sometimes starting with acrylic and then completing the paintings in oils. I try to create fluidity in my work expressing the sense of freedom experienced in these environments. I enjoy exploring paints, the different processes and mark making methods. to create a loose free style with the intention of expressing ideas in an exciting and intuitive manner."