About the Artists Database

The NIVAL Artists Database has been compiled in order to improve public access to the Library's extensive information files on 20th century and contemporary Irish artists.  These files contain exhibition catalogues, newspaper cuttings and ephemera on over 3,500 artists born or based in Ireland.

The Artists Database is a reference resource providing basic biographical and work details on each artist abstracted from the information contained in the hard copy files held in the Library.  It is important to realise that the records are a summary of the information held in each artist's file.  A visit to NIVAL is recommended to researchers seeking a comprehensive view of the actual files.

Although we have endeavoured to ensure the information is correct, it is inevitable, given the diverse sources of information, that some inaccuracies may occur.  Changes and updates are made on an ongoing basis and the Library welcomes suggestions, criticism, and donations of relevant material.

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  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/531
  • First Name: Paul
  • Last Name: Doran
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 1972
  • Place of Birth: Wexford
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Website: www.greenonredgallery.com
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Painting
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Oil Painting
    • Drawings
  • Abstract/Figurative: Abstract
  • Genre:
    • Not Specified
  • Represented By: Green on Red Gallery, 
  • Public Art: No
  • Size: 10
  • Manuscript Material: No
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection
  • Public Collection:
    • AIB (Allied Irish Banks).
    • Office of Public Works (OPW).
    • Other


2005 AIB Award for Visual Artists.


1997 National College of Art and Design, Dublin. BA (Hons.) Fine Art Painting.
1998 National College of Art and Design, Dip. A.D.T.

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Doran absorbs the colours and tones of landscape into his work. His paintings are process driven and are filled with bright, thick coats of contrasting colours that are dragged across each other. Shortlisted for the CAP Foundation Award in 1997, Doran has exhibited extensively in Ireland and the UK. File contains newspaper clippings, press releases, invites, a catalogue and images of artists work.

There is a file in the digital ephemera related to this artist. If you have a login then click here to access it.