About the Artist
Born in Ireland, Daniel O'Sullivan is a self-taught artist now living in the United States.
His mother Moya was born in New York and moved to Ireland to raise a family of five with Danny's father Daniel, a native of Beare Island, County Cork.
After studying engineering in his home city of Dublin, Danny emigrated to the United States to further his education and to pursue a career in computer science. He was however, always drawn to music and the visual arts, and his early experiences growing up and traveling the roads of Ireland provide a native perspective on a land of incredible beauty and its uniquely cultured people. With strong roots in both the United States and Ireland, he now lives in New York with most of his Irish-American family.
About the Artnua name
Nua means "new" in the gaelic language. Artnua symbolizes a combination of irish art alongside more traditional and contemporary art forms.
About the Ireland Series of paintings
Daniel's experiences growing up in the Emerald Isle provide hazy memories for a dreamlike accounting of how this beautiful land looked not so long ago. Indeed, some parts of Ireland still retain this mystical, mythical character to this day.
The celtic tiger did not diminish the natural beauty the entire country, thank God. Each painting represents an actual experience of Danny's travels through Ireland as child and young adult. It is the hope of the artist that the paintings bring to mind a sense that one's life need not be complicated in order to be a life well lived.