Irish Abstract Artist Chris O’Hara Gets The Royal Seal Of Approval

Irish Abstract Artist Chris O’Hara Gets The Royal Seal Of Approval

Irish Abstract Artist Chris O’Hara Gets The Royal Seal Of Approval

Celebrated Irish Abstract Artist, Chris O’Hara, has been given the seal of approval by The British Royal Family as one of his commissioned artworks now takes pride of place in the home of Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, and her husband, English International Rugby Player Mike Tindall, situated in Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire.

Zara won the opportunity to house an original Chris O’Hara at auction, after being initially out bid for another painting Chris had gifted, in December 2019 at The Emeralds & Ivy Ball, hosted by Ronan Keating, which celebrates the partnership between Cancer Research UK and the Marie Keating Foundation, raising funds for the Cancer Awareness Roadshow Units. Zara commissioned Chris to create a piece to suit her home and one that also included her daughter’s names, Lena and Mia.  Chris created the 150 x 150cm piece, Titled “Funfair” over the course of 3 months and delivered it to Zara’s home in a floating frame.

When speaking about her new piece, Zara Philips is quoted saying, “Thank you so much! I absolutely love it, it’s perfect! You’re a genius!”.

Speaking about creating a commissioned piece for Zara, Chris said “It was a honour & pleasure to paint for Zara. She was genuinely excited about it, as much as I was! The visit and hanging of the painting was so relaxed and informal. A lovely person inside and out! “

Chris O’Hara’s paintings have gained a number of well-known fans over the last few years including; Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews, Presenters Glenda Gilson and Lucy Kennedy and Pippa O’Connor, who has a number of Chris’ piece in her Kildare home and just recently gifted one to her father, as well as being featured across the media including on RTE’s Home Of The Year.

Fast becoming Ireland foremost abstract artist, Chris has been commissioned for over 1,000 paintings, 250 of them this year alone, and has shipped his creations across the world and sold at exhibitions, trade shows and art fairs, 33 of them last year alone.

Chris has become known for his personable approach with his customers in way of his Call Out Service, which is free to all with no obligation. Chris will personally bring 15 paintings of various sizes and colours to a customer’s home to give a better idea of what might work best in their space. Chris also welcomes all interested in his artwork into his newly opened Gallery and Studio Space in Naas, Co. Kildare, and also his Gallery located in The 1933 Furniture Company, Navan, with plans to opened additional spaces throughout the country in the coming months.

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