Orfhlaith Egan paints A Soft Day and more

Born in Rotterdam, raised in Ireland, I am an artist dividing my time between art studios in Ireland and Berlin. Having completed a degree in History of Art at Trinity College Dublin in 1999, I worked and traveled around the world before moving to Germany to focus on my art professionally.

Growing up in the West of Ireland influenced my exploration of the deeper memory world of archetypes and how they resonate in the landscape around me. As a practice, painting becomes routine, and my memory predicts what it will be like to do things I have never done before. Spaces of (and for) imagination are central to my work and rather than specific topography or 'views' are a deeper reflection on nature and the ways it can develop my experience of the present, by means of an archetypal memory that is a thread I try to tease out in my paintings.

I have taken part in group and solo exhibitions and my work is on permanent display at Freyer Marktforschung and Wüs Atelier & Gallery. My paintings have been acquired for private collections worldwide.

I like to think that my artwork is always optimistic and extremely positive, creating a space of reflection and calm. Some pose questions in the abstract, while others simply a reason to stop; look; take a breath and remember.

As a self-employed professional artist I want to give you the very best value, quality and service that I can. All my original paintings are made on quality material, painted by hand and inspected carefully.

Please contact me if you have any questions about my art and studio practice. If you like my work write a review and share A Soft Day with friends and family. Thank you!

- Orfhlaith, 16.09.2020, Berlin


See my exhibition list here:

See my Irish art studio here:

See my most recent art staging here:

Three of my works hang in the HSE Corporate Finance Center, Irish Government Buildings, Dublin, Ireland.


My painting Matterhorn features on the cover of  Mountains and the German Mind Tranlations from Gessner to Messner 1541-2009  Edited by Sean Ireton (University of Missouri) and Caroline Schaumann (Emory University)



See my full art portfolio here

Irish Studio: Dooras, Cornamona, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Berlin Studio: Krischanweg 42b, 12359 Berlin, Germany.

Telephone: 0049 151 64551371


Photo by Harry Schnitger for Banded Berlin



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