Danny Osbourne

Danny Osborne was born in England in 1949 and studied at Bournemouth and  Poole College of Art. He moved to Ireland in 1971 and he has lived and worked  on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork ever since.


Danny Osborne frequently travels to the northernmost reaches of Canada and the Arctic, and he has also been involved in expeditions to the Andes and the  Himalayas, where he has collected stone for his sculptural works. Known equally as a painter and a sculptor, Osborne's work in all media is largely figurative and  is produced as a result of the keen observation of the natural world. There is a  sensitivity to his work, evident in his delicate tonal handling of oils and  watercolours in paintings of the Arctic as much as in the fine grain of graphic  woodblock prints and the careful carving and polishing of stone pieces. 


Danny Osborne received the Sculpture Award at the 1974 Irish Exhibition of  Living Art and an award for a film work at the International Film Festival of  Mountaineering and Exploration in Italy in 1986. He has exhibited widely in  group exhibitions and has been represented by Taylor Galleries since 1980.  Osborne has also been commissioned to complete several major public artworks, most notably the Oscar Wilde Memorial in Merrion Square in Dublin  and 'First Breath' at Millennium Park in Kilrush, Co. Clare. His work is included in  many private collections and in the public collections of AIB, The Arts Council,  Fáilte Ireland, the Investment Bank of Ireland, Bank of Ireland and the  Contemporary Irish Art Society, among others.