John Fitzgerald

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John Fitzgerald is now established as one of Ireland’s front runners in Equine, Sporting and Portrait Art. John was born in Co. Meath in 1976 and still lives and works in Co. Meath from his home studio in the heart of Meath’s countryside. John originally studied Industrial Design in Letterkenney RTC & in University of Wales, Swansea. It was while in college that he developed a strong understanding of drawing & design and the different techniques used in completing a piece from initial concept sketches, observation and studying 3 dimensional form. In his mid thirties John went to study in NCAD where he further developed his Style and understanding of mixing colour.
John has carried out commissions for many leading horse owners and trainers, and has painted some of our top equine heroes as well as portraits of leading Jockeys such as Lester Piggot & 20 times champion A.P Mc Coy. John’s work is now collected worldwide, incl New Zeland, New York, Colorado, and Germany.

In 2013 John was asked to be the Artist in Residence by the Curragh Racecourse, where he has his own studio / gallery which is open to the public on race days.

2014 saw John’s work reach a huge audience when he had access all areas at The Cheltenham Festival, and was filmed by Channel 4 Racing while he was doing A.P Mc Coy’s portrait, and sketches & studies around the parade ring and weigh room. John painted Don Cossack after he won The Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2016, where the piece now hangs in pride of place in Gordon Elliot's home.

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