“I’ve been trying to make large paintings for years.” An interview with Donal Moloney

Donal Moloney is an Irish artist who lives on the Wirral. He was born in Cork and studied at the Crawford College of Art (BA), the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA) and University of the Arts London (PhD). Donal moved to Merseyside after being appointed Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University.  He has exhibited widely and in 2016 Donal won the People’s Choice Award in the John Moores Painting Prize with his painting ‘Cave Floor’. Donal is a founding member of the organisation ‘Teaching Painting’ whose remit is to investigate the teaching of contemporary painting practices within art schools. 

We visited Donal on the hottest day on British record, in his studio, a purpose built shed at the end of his garden, where he was in the process of working on a series of new large paintings.

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