Paintings, sketches, wanderings, wonderings
I'm Niall, a painter. I am interested in the use of the figure as a tool of communication for the artist, either to tell a story, or simply to say “I’m alive”. I paint from life in the street, in cafes, or the life drawing studio, in ink and watercolor, and use these as source material for imagined compositions in oils, where I use symbols and narrative.
All images are copyrighted © by Niall MacCrann. The use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission from the artist is obtained.
Recently I've mostly worked a lot on the road, attempting to travel light, with a few watercolor paper pads and gouache paints. When in one place for a while, I work more with oil, working on still lifes or turning studies into larger pieces.
A selection of recent work is distributed across the galleries below. Click on an image below to get to one of the galleries, and then click on an image for more info (prices, dimensions etc.)