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

2019 Hollow Bones – Parlor Gallery, Walton Theatre, Walton, NY
2010 Skin – Teachers Centre Gallery, Cavan, Ireland

Group Shows

2019 Artisan’s Guild of Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
2018 Real & Imagined – Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton NY
2018 Stagecoach Run Art Festival – Treadwell, NY
2018 Wide Open 9 – BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, 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, UK
2017 Incognito – Solomon Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland
2016 A Retrospective: Lough Inchin Art Club, Teachers Centre, Cavan, Ireland
2016 The Yellow Days Arts & Music Festival, London, UK
2016 Sodo Pizza Café – Clapton, London, UK
2016 Tufnell Park Tavern Gallery & Studios, Christmas Market, London, UK
2014 London Irish Art 2015 – Westminster Abbey, London, UK
2014 A Bittersweet Christmas – TriSpace Gallery, London, UK
2012 The Moth Christmas Fair -The Moth Studios, Cavan, Ireland
2012 Bah! Humbug – Cavan County Museum, Cavan, Ireland
2012 Rianta Art Fair 2011 – as part of the Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann, Ireland
2011 Phoenix on Golbourne – 67 Golborne Road, London, UK
2011 Dazed & Refused – BP Portrait Rejection Exhibition, London, UK
2010 Unframed – Bluewall Gallery, Corracanvy, Cavan, Ireland
2011 Rianta Art Fair 2011 – as part of the Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann, Ireland
2010 RHA Unselected Show
2010 – Bad Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2009 Art Fair ’09 – represented by Sol Art Gallery, RDS, Dublin, Ireland
2009 3 Woman Show – Sol Art Gallery, Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan, Ireland
2009 All Tomorrow’s Parties – Teachers Centre, Main St., Cavan, Ireland
2008 Series 2 – Oak Room Restaurant, Main St., Cavan, Ireland
2008 Group Show – Radisson S.A.S., Farnham Estate, Cavan, Ireland
2007 Series 1 – Oak Room Restaurant, Main Street, Cavan, Ireland
2006 D.I.T. B.A. Fine Art Degree Show – Portland Row, Dublin, Ireland

Residencies / Awards

2010 Tyrone Guthrie Bursary – Cavan County Council, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
2001 Student of the Year Award, Cavan Institute, Co. Cavan, Ireland


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


2019 Walton Rising – West Branch Artists community mural, Walton, NY
2014 Love your Life editorial – Riya Hollings, LYL Agency, London, UK
2013 Marooned on Mars – Mixmag Magazine, London, UK
2012 Gonzo Theatre and Gonzo Lounge, Cavan, Ireland
2012 Alley Tales – Blessing’s Bar, Cavan, Ireland
2011 Lost in the Forest – Mustang’s Bar, Cavan, Ireland

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