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

Peace for Ukraine

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.




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