Brigid Shelly is delighted to be known as the “Cow Painter” as she has been specialising in painting this wonderful animal for nearly twenty years. Why Cows? Part of it is their curiosity and quirkiness that makes them a good subject to paint but also the fact that they are and always have been part of the Irish landscape. She is drawn more and more to the sights that have been there for centuries that we are losing, like farmers driving their few cows along the road.
Brigid is a registered working artist. She has been commissioned by Department of Agriculture, Cork Marts, Teagasc, Dairygold, Glanbia amongst others and has sent her cows to nearly every far flung place in the world. She was featured on RTE’s Ear to the Ground and has been interviewed for many featured articles in National papers and radio.
A dream came true four years ago when she opened her own gallery in her beautiful home village of Ardmore, Co. Waterford and a second dream came true last year when she opened a sister gallery: The Half Light Gallery in Midleton, Co. Cork.