Hugh Rooney is one of Ireland’s most recognisable artists. His work hangs in collections in Ireland, America, Mexico and New Zealand. His works have been presented to The Mayor of London and former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese. In the past he has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in The Narrow Water Gallery, County Down, Pilots Row Centre, Derry, The Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast and The Solomon Gallery, Dublin.
A lot of Hugh’s work has been inspired by the natural world, cinema and by the years he has lived and worked in Derry.
His distinctive pencil work and atmospheric paintings capture the sense of place, time and mood of whatever subject he is studying.