REPRESENTED ARTISTS
Al Freney
Francis Matthews
Andrew Hood
David Begley
Raymond Hosty
Mark Cullen
Robert Ryan
Gerard McGourty
 
ALSO EXHIBITING
Cathrine Barron
Jean Clyne
Maighread Tobin
Michael Wann
Hanneke van Ryswyk
Hugh O Connor
Chanelle Walshe
Joby Hickey
Harry Thuillier Jnr
 
SCULPTURE
Leo Higgins
Elizabeth Le Jeune
Fiona Smith Darragh
Ian Pollock
Anna Campbell
 
artist Links  
 
 
Francis O Toole
 
Oil Painting
Drawing
 
 Young Man
Click on image to enlarge
Young Man

Size : 8x10 inch

Price : -EUR

 Charcoal nude man
Click on image to enlarge
Charcoal nude man

Size : 28x22 inches

Price : 2600EUR

Purchase
 Study (2007)
Click on image to enlarge
Study (2007)

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Nude Standing (2006)
Click on image to enlarge
Nude Standing (2006)

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Charcoal 2006
Click on image to enlarge
Charcoal 2006

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Study
Click on image to enlarge
Study

Size : -

Price : -EUR

Purchase
 Still Life
Click on image to enlarge
Still Life

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 red, white and glass
Click on image to enlarge
red, white and glass

Size : 16x20 inches

Price : -EUR

 umbers
Click on image to enlarge
umbers

Size : -

Price : 1200EUR

Purchase
 The Monk
Click on image to enlarge
The Monk

Size : 12x16 inches

Price : -EUR

 Teresa 2010
Click on image to enlarge
Teresa 2010

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Theresa
Click on image to enlarge
Theresa

Size : 14x10 inches

Price : -EUR

 Study
Click on image to enlarge
Study

Size : -

Price : -EUR

Purchase
 -
Click on image to enlarge
-

Size : -

Price : 980EUR

Purchase
 Venus
Click on image to enlarge
Venus

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Study
Click on image to enlarge
Study

Size : -

Price : 850EUR

Purchase
 Study
Click on image to enlarge
Study

Size : -

Price : 650EUR

Purchase
 Watching loosly
Click on image to enlarge
Watching loosly

Size : 12x16 inches

Price : 1150EUR

Purchase
 Study
Click on image to enlarge
Study

Size : -

Price : 750EUR

Purchase
 
Francis O Toole

BIO AND C.V TO BE UPDATED

 

Biography 

Francis O'Toole.  His story is a strange one and one that has taken a number of years to put to paper.  We have told this story countless times and anyone familiar with Cherrylane Fine Arts, will be capable of relaying some, if not all of this artists progression to date.  At the age of 17 Francis was involved in a life altering industrial accident. Any young man, as one can imagine, does not easily accept occurring serious injury.  Growing up in a position were the surrounding environment made it easy to involve himself in juvenile delinquent behavior and carrying the feeling, there was noting to loose, this was the direction that was chosen by him for a period of time.  After some time, he realised that this existence was empty, dangerous and non-rewarding, and he began to spend long periods indoors. It was at this point Francis's mother bought him a set of paints.... 

It has always been and will continue to be a trait within Cherrylane Fine Arts to continuously search out new talent.  This is not strictly found in other galleries or art institutions, a lot of the time, it is through a friend of a friend, a chance meeting, or in this case it was spotting Francis's work at an amateur exhibition on St.Stephens Green in Dublin city center.  Three times a year artists are invited to submit work and if chosen, the artists are given the opportunity to exhibit their works around the railings of the park.  It was here that we first noticed the talent of this young and then self-trained painter/artist. The works were all figurative and intense and the pounding heart beat of an anxious artist oozed from a small collection of fantastical yet significant large-scale works. It would seem easy now to say and ‘the rest is history' but in reality it has only just begun.  In 2002 Francis was refused placement at NCAD (National Collage of Art and Design, Dublin).  Francis began painting for Cherrylane Fine Arts in 2003 and his work immediately created excitement amongst collectors and other gallery artists with each new painting anticipated by all.  Although Francis’s career as a painter was off to a great start he himself suffered a great amount of frustration. Studying artists such as Velasquez, Ribera, Nicholas Amine Morot to name but a few made him feel that training in technique was necessary if he was accomplish meeting the level he aspired to.  In 2005 after spending considerable time searching for a suitable school he found the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy.  Headed by Michael John Angel the school offers an intensive program in classical drawing and painting. One of the very few such institutions in the world, the Academy offers a curriculum designed to produce the highest caliber of professional artists, equipped to be leaders in the emerging renaissance of classical, realist painting. The Curriculum is intense work begins from specially prepared drawings, which quickly and effectively give a command of shape, proportion and tonal rendering. These skills are then applied to studies from plaster casts, first in charcoal, then in oil paint. Third and fourth year student’s concentrate on the disciplines of still life and study from the nude. Still life is the perfect arena in which to understand colour, texture and the illusion of space. Francis O' Toole is now in his third year.  Over these years we have retained a strong relationship and have been consistently allocating all of the works that he sends home to the growing number of collectors of his work.  This Summer Francis travelled to Norway to work for Odd Nerdrum who is regarded as one of the best Figurative painters alive.  For the rest of 2008 - 2009 Francis will return to Florence for another year to finish the Angel program and will then proceed to take the graduate program in portraiture and composition.   It is difficult at this stage to know what will be produced by this talented and progressive Irish artist in the coming years, but there is no doubt that the same anticipation that existed at the beginning of his career will continue to accelerate for each piece produced.

 

 

 



 

 
Francis O Toole
 

 1978                                 Born Dublin, Ireland

Group Exhibitions: 

 

2008  Slected for the DAVY portrait Awards (Belfast/Dublin)

2008  R.H.A (Dublin) slected to exhibit at members Annual Group show

      
2008 
Cherrylane Fine Arts - Summer show/Winter                     

2008  Niccolo 84, Florence, Italy. - 10th Year Anniversary of the  Angel Academy of Art , London                                         

2008  Afferato l'IDEA Chiesa St James, Florence, Italy                              

2008  Invited to exhibit works alongside World famous artist Odd Nerdrun ,Stavern, Norway                                                                 

 

2007    Cherrylane Fine Arts -    Summer / Winter shows
            Cherrylane Fine Arts -    Art Fair, Dublin 

 

2006    Cherrylane Fine Arts, Co.Wicklow -Summer /Winter           

             Cherrylane Fine Arts, Co.Wicklow -  Art Fair Dublin

2005     Cherrylane Fine Arts, Co.Wicklow  - Summer / Winter

             Cherrylane Fine Arts, Co.Wicklow - Art Fair, Dublin

 

2004      Cherrylane Fine Arts, Co.Wicklow  -Summer / Winter 

 

AWARDS:

2011    The Don Niccolò d’Ardia Caracciolo RHA Medal and Award

 
Francis O Toole
 
If you are seeing this message, Flash plugin might not be present in your browser to display the flash.

Please click here to download the flash player.
 
Francis O Toole
Oil Painting
Drawing
 
 Young Girl
Click on image to enlarge
Young Girl

Size : 8x10 inch

Price : -EUR

 Venus
Click on image to enlarge
Venus

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Theresa
Click on image to enlarge
Theresa

Size : 14x10 inches

Price : -EUR

 Still Life
Click on image to enlarge
Still Life

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 The Monk
Click on image to enlarge
The Monk

Size : 12x16 inches

Price : -EUR

 -
Click on image to enlarge
-

Size : -

Price : 980EUR

Purchase
 Young Man
Click on image to enlarge
Young Man

Size : 8x10 inch

Price : -EUR

 Nude Standing (2006)
Click on image to enlarge
Nude Standing (2006)

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Bust (2005)
Click on image to enlarge
Bust (2005)

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Study (2007)
Click on image to enlarge
Study (2007)

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 -
Click on image to enlarge
-

Size : -

Price : -EUR

 Black and white Oil nude
Click on image to enlarge
Black and white Oil nude

Size : 12x10 inch

Price : -EUR

 Old Odd
Click on image to enlarge
Old Odd

Size : 12x16 inches

Price : -EUR

 native girl
Click on image to enlarge
native girl

Size : 9x6

Price : -EUR

 Study
Click on image to enlarge
Study

Size : -

Price : soldEUR

 
Past Exhibitions
 
Oil Painting
Drawing
Oil Painting
 
 
 Young girl
Click on image to enlarge
Young girl

 Still life with Garlic and Olive Oil
Click on image to enlarge
Still life with Garlic and Olive Oil

 Florentine Still life
Click on image to enlarge
Florentine Still life

 Still life with Garlic and Olive Oil
Click on image to enlarge
Still life with Garlic and Olive Oil

 Artist with fur coat
Click on image to enlarge
Artist with fur coat

 nude study
Click on image to enlarge
nude study

Purchase
 Belfast Johnny
Click on image to enlarge
Belfast Johnny

 Her white ribbon bow
Click on image to enlarge
Her white ribbon bow

 
 
 
Cherrylane Fine Arts, Killincarrig, Delgany, Co.Wicklow +353 1 2875565
bar