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That's me on the left, the hairy one.

Online shop 

Click and collect option now available.

Have a browse through Available art, Prints and Ph-aintings then click on shop to make your purchase.

If you don't see what you are looking for in Shop or you want to arrange a viewing at San-Pitz Studio

just get in touch by e-mail 

or using the contact page.  



                         Natural space exhibition - press arrow in centre to watch


I'm a full time visual artist from Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland. I first started painting in 1992 and am self-taught.

I have exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and had my first sell out show at Kilkenny Arts Festival in 1995.


Due to demand for my work I decided in 2000 to give up my full time employment as a maintenance electrician to concentrate solely on painting.  My decision to paint full time paid off in 2003 when I was awarded a residency at the world famous "Cill Rialaig Artists Project" in Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry.   This experience of total immersion in art and nature solidified my resolve to pursue the dream of working as a professional artist.     I am lucky enough to be still living that dream and am constantly inspired by the fantastic and ruggedly beautiful landscape of Ireland.


  I try to treat each day as a new canvas with new thoughts and dreams to influence me.   My mood and surroundings, even the music I am listening to, will all sub-consciously contribute to the painting in progress.   This way of "working" opens up my mind to a world of discovery where there are no rules, reasons or explanations. It's a less serious place where there are no boundaries between imagination and reality. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you can find and enjoy something "different" here @ Tony 









Current Exhibitions



Open throughout the year

Viewing by appointment only, use contact page to make arrangements.


Tudor Artisan Hub 

42 Main St. Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary.

Large collection of Tony Oakey original oil paintings and limited edition prints. 

This gallery has one of the biggest collections of Art & Crafts in the country with works by more than 70 Irish artists.

Open Tuesday-Saturday 

Tony Oakey @ New Irish Art .com



Hairy me


1992 - 1999

San-Pitz Studio, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny (self taught apprentice artist, if that's possible)


2000 - Present

Full time artist @ San-Pitz Studio


Grants & Awards


Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland.



Selected SOLO exhibitions




Clubhouse Hotel                                Kilkenny Arts Festival            1995 to 2022


Carraig Hotel                                      Clancy Arts Festival                    2017,2018


Imagine Arts Festival, Burzza           Waterford                                               2017

Clonmel Library                                  Tipperary                                 2002 to 2014

South Tipperary Arts centre             Clonmel                                                   2013

Coastguard Station Arts Centre       Tramore, Co. Waterford                       2012

Bishop's Palace,                                 Waterford                                                2012

Old Market House Arts Centre       Dungarvan, Co. Waterford          2014,2011

Bodega                                                Waterford                                      2003,2011

Bride St. Opera Festival Gallery      Wexford                                                    2010

Ardmore Gallery                                Co. Waterford                               2009,2010

Eigse @ The Beams                             Carlow Arts Festival                2001 to 2004

Cockleshell Arts Centre                      Duncannon, Co. Wexford                      2004

The Hub- Astro-Expo                          D.C.U, Dublin                                            2004

Dalkey Castle                                      Dublin                                                         2002

The Granary                                         Waterford                                                  2001

Sean Healy Gallery                             Carrick-on-Suir                                 2000,1997





 Selected GROUP exhibitions



Tudor Artisan Hub                               Carrick-on-Suir                            2014 to 2022

 Old Market House Arts Centre         Dungarvan                              2013,2014,2018

Cockleshell Arts Centre                       Duncannon, Co. Wexford                        2014

SOMA                                                     Waterford                                                   2013

Carysfort Gallery                                  Dublin                                                          2012

Ardmore Gallery                                   Co. Waterford                                            2012

 Kenny's Art Gallery                              Lahinch, Co. Clare                           2007,2008

Manifesto Art Gallery                          Waterford                                                  2007

South Tipperary Arts Centre               Clonmel                                        1997 to 2006

People's Art, Stephens Green             Dublin                                                2005,2006 

Siopa Cill Rialaig                                   Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry                              2003

The Narrow Space  Gallery                 Clonmel                                                       2003

Kilcock Art Gallery                                Kilcock, Co.Kildare                                     2003

Dyehouse Gallery                                  Waterford                                                   2002

Waterfront Gallery                               Wexford                                                       2001

 Heritage Arts Centre                           Carrick-on-Suir                                  1992,1998




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