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Quinn Russell lives and works in Holywood, a small town close to Belfast in Northern Ireland. Self taught, she enjoys working in strong colours of thick and textured acrylic paint. 

Quinn work constantly searches for and celebrates light. Whether it’s found in in the metallic golds, silvers and bronzes of her palette or in the gilding work featured in many of her pieces, the work attracts all sources of light. This adds a unique quality to her paintings. As the sun moves through the sky, different parts of a painting are highlighted and glow. Each piece is fluid and changes each time it is viewed.

Quinn's love of animals has drawn her to enjoy animal portraits and in particular hares. The hare has a great deal of meaning to her as it is an animal that symbolises a creative way of looking at life. Hares have a naturally solitary nature and are not too quick to conform. The hare teaches us to reach for our dreams and not let anything get in the way. That is just what she tries to do in the process of painting. 

When she is not painting, Quinn is the teaching principal of a school in inner city Belfast. She was awarded an MBE by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2010 for services to education in Northern Ireland.

Quinn creates unique and quirky paintings that are owned by collectors around the world. With a passion for interiors, she loves to create bespoke pieces of work for peoples’ homes. The emotional response to her work is widely agreed to be happiness.

Quinn works with her own ideas and is also happy to work on commissions. Please email or use the 'contact' section of this site if you would like to talk to her about any of her work.

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