Jim Fitzpatrick - Celtic Artist

  No man in Ireland has sharper awareness of what we inherit from the ancient past than Jim FitzPatrick. It has been his inspiration and tutor ever since, as an eight year old, he was taken on a mystery bus tour whose secret destination was Newgrange Tumulus.

Not only is he an authority on Celtic art, his own highly individualistic work embodies all the Celtic virtues; vivid imagination, love of sumptuous detail harnessed to a breathtaking capacity for taking pains and - most significantly of all - a sense of the mystery that hides behind the material world.

He is the most eloquent Irish poet ever to wield a paintbrush.