Painter and Stained Glass Artist

Gillian Deeny was born in Belfast in 1936 and studied as a painter at the National College of Art and Design before taking up postgraduate studies in stained glass  at the Centre d’Art Sacre, St. Germain, Paris. In her work Deeny attempts to show the imaginary, visual and emotional way in which we observe the world and our surroundings. The Artist offers to people a different way of looking at and considering their lives on this planet, which we individually and collectively inhabit. She has carried out many commissions including the nave windows in Galway Cathedral and Church of St. Frances of Rome, New York. Many of her smaller panels are in private collections in Ireland, US and the Vatican.

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Selling Her Violets-Antibes by Gillian Deeny

Selling Her Violets-Antibes by Gillian Deeny


  • National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 1950
  • Centre d’Art Sacre, St. Germain, Paris, 1958

Solo Exhibitions

  • Weslley Ashe Gallery, Dublin, 2002
  • Dyehouse Gallery, Waterford, 1997

Group Exhibitions

  • Dyehouse Gallery Winter Group Show, Waterford, 2002
  • Robin Mullan Gallery, Belfast, 2001
  • Dyehouse Gallery, Waterford, 2000
  • Tinahealy Courthouse Gallery, Waterford, 1997
  • Portable Art Selected Group Exhibition, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, 1996
  • Watchhouse Gallery, Co. Wexford, 1996
  • Portable Art Group Exhibition 3, 1995


  • Educational Training Centre, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 2000
  • Private Glass Commission, 1999
  • Clonard Church, Wexford, 1998


  • Private glass collections in Rome, New York, Ireland
  • Private painting collections in Germany, England, United States, Ireland
  • Wexford County Council