Caoimhe Dalton

Statement

My prints and paintings trouble ideas of ritual and the ‘otherworldly’. The figurative work is informed by Irish folk practices and beliefs, from odd cures and superstitions to old games and ghost sightings. To create I rely on people telling me their strange stories of drinking from holy wells or being licked by a woman who married a man of the same surname. These tales inspire my prints, paintings and drawings.

Biography

Caoimhe Dalton is a visual artist and printmaker whose practice focuses on hands-on, manual processes such as intaglio printmaking, lithography and painting. She graduated with Honours in Fine Art Printmaking in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and studied Fine Arts for a year in Academie Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands. She has been a member of Black Church Print Studio in Dublin since winning the 1st prize John Kelly RHA Award in 2019.