Kevin Sharkey


Kevin Sharkey is a phenomenon; he is Ireland’s most prolific and successful artist ever. Creating large bold colourful paintings, in an original contemporary style. He has sold over 10,000 paintings Worldwide.

His work is collected by presidents, Picasso collectors, and collectors of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. He has recently been admitted to the Mel T Sutcliffe collection which includes many of the World’s top artists.

He has galleries dedicated to his work in Ibiza, London, Dublin, and soon, New York. Sharkey has been painting from the age of 12 years old and only went public with his distinct and highly collectable art at the age of 38.

He has been voted “Irelands most collectable artist” by The Sunday Tribune and has been called “A true Irish legend” by The Irish Independent. The Irish Times Money section urged its readers to “Bank on this artist”

He has written songs for Boney M, Bob Geldof, and the theme music for “The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous” By Jilly Cooper. He has acted in various features, including the channel four comedy hit Father Ted and also he played Brazilian footballer Mane in a short biopic, and he was a music television presenter for several shows over the years.


In 2019 Sharkey ran for a nomination for the Irish Presidency and later withdrew, citing corruption of the entire political process, His current permanent exhibition is running at The Royal Hibernian Way, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Swirling oils in deep jewel colours abstract expressionist in style, pulsating with pigment, life and passion…

Sunday Tribune
August 2004

Vibrant and energetic…Kevin’s work perfectly complements contemporary interiors…and is becoming increasingly collectable

Moving In Magazine
September 2004

Sharkey’s reputation as a commercially attractive artist has grown steadily

The Sunday Times (Culture)
September 2004

Truly gifted…

Sunday Independent
October 2004

His bold and vivid paintings are both critically acclaimed and sought after

Irish Arts Review
Autumn 2004

I never really got abstract Art....then I came across Kevin Sharkey's work and it all made perfect sense

Galway Now

One of Irelands most collectable artists

Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living Magazine
October 2002

Ireland's Most Bankable Artist

Sunday Tribune Cover Magazine 2008 "One To Watch"
Sunday Times May 2005

Most Intriguing Person 2010

CNN (America)

I love and bought his work as its unique

Abel Mattues
Minister for Finance, Spain

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