John Dinan is a Dublin Painter, having studied with the National College of Art and Design, as well as with Henry Healy, RHA, a renowned landscape artist and teacher. He has had one-man and two-man exhibitions. His work has been commissioned by several major Irish commercial organizations, and his work has featured on corporate publications. Much of his work is sold overseas, including a large proportion in the USA.
John joined with a group called the Back Lane Painters, who go every year to the West of Ireland and paint its beautiful landscape in all types of weather. The ever-changing skies, the beautiful mountains and the deep brown-black bog pools were a source of continuous challenge and artistic development. His work reflects his interest in strong shapes and colours, and his brushwork is usually vigorous. He paints mainly in oils, but has recently produced a number of limited edition etchings.
He shares his time between Dublin, and his custom-built studio in the West of Ireland near Cong, County Mayo, famous as the location of John Wayne's famous film-The Quiet Man. He runs a number of painting classes in the summer months from this studio.
Exhibitions over the last 25 years include: Royal Hibernian Academy - Annual shows, Oireachtas - Annual show, Back Lane Painters Group Shows, Combridge Fine Arts - One Man Show and Two Man Show.
Commissions / Commercial Purchases include: Aer Rianta, Bank of Ireland, Credit Union, Dublin Airport, Enterprise Ireland, Grafton Group plc, Great Southern Hotel Group, Killarney GS, Corrib GS, Dublin Airport GS, Irish Management Institute.