Ireland Art are pleased to offer Originlal Irish Paintings from the late Hugh McIlfatrick. He was born in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Hugh painted here since he started painting full time 1985. He is comfortably working in oils or water colours. The inspiration for most of his delightful work comes from the rugged and iconic and world famous coastlines of Co. Antrim and Donegal.
Hugh taught English and Drama at Portora Royal School before deciding to paint full time. Although Hugh had started down the literary road and had seen various poetry and stories in print, it was painting that engrossed him – encouraged by the Art master, Douglas Hutton from Fife. After some initial success Hugh left the teaching profession to focus fully on his painting. Since then he has held numerous exhibitions throughout Ireland and his work is popular throughout the entire country and beyond, with particular popularity in North America.