Imagine our modern society with the roles of humans and animals reversed. What would it look like? My current artwork strives to answer this question, confronting its viewers with the inconvenient truths behind our modern existence along the way.

Moving from California to Berlin in 2013 was the creative spark which led to the creation of “Happy Farms” and the series of pen and ink drawings “Why it Sucks to be Human!” These works combine artistic styles visible in my previous acrylic paintings with characters and storytelling elements I developed while experimenting with illustration.

I studied painting at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland between 2001 and 2005. Since graduating, I have never stopped striving to be a master of my craft. I pay careful attention to detail and constantly push my own artistic boundaries.

Although my life has taken me to many different places, my heart will always remain in the tiny village of Drimkeary, Ireland, where I grew up with 6 brothers in a small house filled with engine parts and carpentry tools. The murals I painted on the walls in my old bedroom are still there today to tell the story of how my journey as an artist began.

Contact Me:   barbara.daniels.artist@gmail.com