Carol Booth in her studio in Abbeyleix, Co Laois. During the heyday of the Celtic Tiger mirrors and overmantels “were flying out the door”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sunlight in solid form is how the artist Carol Booth describes the effect of the gilded surface. A practitioner of the ancient craft of gilding for th(...)

Ronnie Tallon, who has died at home, aged 87, was among the greatest and most prolific architects in Irish history. “No other architect had the same s(...)

Eddie Murphy (left), with Ciaran Benson. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Edward Murphy, who has died aged 66, was librarian at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) until he retired last year. During his 35-year ten(...)

‘Ladies Chatting’ by Genieve Figgis

For a selection of images from the RHA annual exhibition, click here There are many in the contemporary art world who see the RHA as an anachr(...)

Detail from Autumnus X (Bénodet) (2014), by Samuel Walsh

What do you see when you see a work of art? The answer might appear obvious, if it’s a picture of, say, a loaf of bread. But what if you’re confron(...)

Patrick Scott, when a student in 1942

Patrick Scott, who has died aged 93, was a major force in Irish art for more than 70 years. A painter, designer and graphic artist, he was know(...)

Perhaps not too many of those who pass through Dublin’s central bus station, Busáras, would be aware that the eye-catching mosaics that adorn t(...)

Artist Patrick Scott. He was described by Minister for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan as “a guiding light in the Irish art world for many decades”

Patrick Scott was a founder member of Aosdána, the association of artists, and a Saoi in the organisation – the h(...)

Eric Pearce with artist Patrick Scott following their civil partnership ceremony last October. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The artist Patrick Scott died yesterday on the eve of the opening of a retrospective exhibition of his work at th(...)