About Susan

Susan Farrelly is an artist and educator with a strong interest in collaborative interactions and place, identity, embodiment and the senses. She works with a variety of materials, and of her most recent work has been site-specific and relational, and has invited public participation. Susan teaches painting, observation skills, and creative reflection. She also runs painting and drawing, mixed media workshops with Abbey Art Studios, across Leinster. 


Previous clients include The National Gallery of Ireland, James Joyce Centre, Dublin Writers Museum, Louth County Libraries, Monaghan County Council, Spinal Injuries Ireland, Louth disAbility, Louth County Council, Create Louth, Louth Leader Partnership.

Abbey Art Studios Studio 7
Abbey Art Studios Studio 3

She has facilitated and mediated projects for the Peace Projects, Creative Schools Programme, the national Lottery and the Creative Ireland fund.


She is the Arts rep for the Louth PPN (Public Participation Network) and a founding active member of AAEX (Art as Exchange) a collective of 40 artists based in Louth and surrounding areas.


She holds a first class honours degree in Fine Art from NCAD (National College of Art & Design) and a Masters in Fine Art, Studio Practice (Distinction) with OCA, Open College of the Arts, London.

Introducing Abbey Art Studios


Abbey Art Studios is a working art studio and our motto is “Fun, Inspiring Creativity!”


Classes are available mornings, evenings and online. The atmosphere is friendly, informal and comfortable (the most important ingredient in the creative process – you have to feel ‘at home’ and relaxed).


The style of tutoring aims to celebrate the good points of everyone’s work, and develops paths for each individual to improve. Every artist is different, and therefore every artwork is different too. We provide a variety of courses to suit all lifestyles and levels of learning.

Abbey Art Studios Art Classes 4