Caroline Fay is an Irish painter, recently moved from London to Upstate NY. Using Dutch masters as muse, her realist paintings have a modern twist, dealing with issues including the relation between man and nature and contemporary environmental concerns. In her work, symbolism and metaphor help point a spotlight on the importance of preservation and conservation of the natural world. In 2016, Caroline was chosen to exhibit in the London Irish Art Exhibition in London’s impressive Central Hall, Westminster Abbey, which celebrated some of Ireland’s great artists.

“Painting in a realist style forces me to be thoughtful and patient. It allows me to capture the natural beauty of the subjects I paint and helps me understand, appreciate and believe in the importance of what I’m doing.”


2010 Art Students League of New York
2006 B.A. Degree in Fine Art, D.I.T. Mountjoy Square, Dublin
2002 NCVA Level 2 in Art, Craft & Design, Cavan Institute

Solo Shows

2010 Skin, Teachers Centre Gallery, Cavan, Ireland
2018 Real & Imagined, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton NY

Selected Group Shows

2018 Artisan’s Guild of Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
2018 Real & Imagined, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton NY
2018 Stagecoach Art Run, Thredwell, NY
2018 Wide Open 9 – BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Red Hook, NY
2018 Leaf & Art Exhibition, CANO Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
2017 Holiday Show, Co-operative Gallery 213, Binghamton NY
2017 Whittington & James Gallery, Crouch End, London
2017 ‘Incognito’ Solomon Fine Art, Dublin
2016 ‘A Retrospective: Lough Inchin Art Club’, Teachers Centre, Cavan, Ireland
2016 The Yellow Days Arts & Music Festival, London
2014 London Irish Art 2015, Westminster Abbey, London
2014 A Bittersweet Christmas, TriSpace Gallery, London
2012 The Moth Christmas Fair, The Moth Studios, Cavan
2012 Bah! Humbug, Cavan County Museum, Cavan
2012 Rianta Art Fair 2012 as part of the Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann 2012
2011 Dazed & Refused, BP Portrait Rejection Exhibition, Arnold Circus, London
2010 Unframed, Bluewall Gallery, Corracanvy, Cavan
2011 Rianta Art Fair 2011 as part of the Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann 2011
2010 RHA Unselected Show 2010, Bad Art Gallery, Dublin
2009 Art Fair ‘09, represented by Sol Art Gallery, RDS, Dublin
2009 3 Woman Show, Sol Art Gallery, Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan
2009 All Tomorrow’s Parties, Teachers Centre, Main St., Cavan
2008 Group Show, Radisson S.A.S., Farnham Estate, Cavan
2007 Still Life, Oak Room Restaurant, Main Street, Cavan
2006 D.I.T. B.A. Fine Art Degree Show, Portland Row, Dublin

Residencies / Awards

2010 Tyrone Guthrie Bursary from Cavan County Council
2001 Student of the Year Award, Cavan Institute


Artisans Guild of Oneonta, NY
Office of Public Works Ireland
Cavan County Council


2018 ‘Walton Rising’ – Community Mural with West branch Artists, Walton, NY
2013 Riya Hollings ‘Love your Life’ editorial – Mural for Mixmag Magazine, London
2012 Gonzo Theatre and Gonzo Lounge, Cavan, Ireland
2012 ‘Alley Tales’ – Blessing’s Bar, Cavan, Ireland
2011 ‘Lost to the Forest’ – Mustang’s Bar, Cavan, Ireland

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