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John Sheahan

I began painting because I loved painting and drawing as a kid. Fell away from it during my later years but picked it up again during lockdown. I Just needed to express myself through it and it makes me happy and fulfilled in life.

Being hugely self critical is my major challenge! Always comparing myself to the best artists out there. Need to be patient and keep practicing.⁠ I am mainly inspired by the Irish landscape in Killarney where I live. I hike and run a lot and take pictures along the way. These inspire me to paint back in the studio.

Stick with it and keep practicing!⁠ Just do it! And don’t listen to anyone who tells you not to bother, even if it’s yourself.