Cathal O'Regan

A photo of the artist taken by his wife.Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Cathal and I am an Irish artist and designer. First off I would like to thank everyone for helping me on my quest. Friends and family, patrons and well wishers alike. Also everyone who has imparted some of their wisdom upon me.

I was born on the South Coast of Ireland, one of 9 children in the small town of Clonakilty. I was lucky to have a father who encouraged my inquisitive nature and helped me in research, in life lessons and education. Even luckier when you consider he encouraged my artistic side. I have spent the better part of my existence drawing and honing my art-form which I like to call my own. It’s more subconscious but I learned to control it more over the years through trial and error. Questioning everything to get a better understanding of life, society as a whole and using drawing as a way to learn and educate myself.

My interests are vast and aid in producing new work constantly. Life is short so I must gain a better understanding and I can only do it through my artwork. I am interested in a lot of things which guide my work forward. From philosophy, culture, geography, art, music, poetry and science to sports, comics, manga, anime, games and cards. The human subconscious is very interesting to me although my understanding of it is extremely limited. Most things have a purpose and I use that to give my art more meaning. I appreciate the views of others which helps my art grow and give me more understanding or else more questions.

Every CoR commission is unique, so you know there will never be another like it. I work with any medium within reason but graphic pen and ink work is my favourite. It’s very versatile and the tools can be carried anywhere. I use art to raise awareness on important topics because it’s the purest form of media left. To understand, to break the mould and above all because it’s my passion. I believe it’s my true purpose in this life. I’ve done private commissions of animals and family crests. I’ve also done commercial art such as book covers, commissions for restaurants/pubs, company logos and t-shirt designs. There’s even an unfinished comic in the works.

My art speaks for itself but feel free to contact me anytime. All I ask for is a connection to the subject so I can commit to it with all my heart. Thank you for reading.

My style comes from my stubbornness to try not to learn or copy what is already out there in this world of art. The genesis of my style portrays that art has many interpretations and translations, its a language of its own, a feeling and a rush. Art has to come from the inside out, its far too easy otherwise. I’ve worked hard to make my art my own and I will continue to do so regardless of the consequences.

I’m not a state-sponsored artist. I don’t work for grants. I do not teach. My convictions are my own. I can’t be muted, forced to push an agenda or spread propaganda. Keeping things raw keeps me honest and keeps me away from the ‘air brush’ and creating an illusion of things being better than they actually are. Honesty is the best policy.

The world is my influence. It doesn’t matter if it intrigues me or bothers me. With a fleeting look, the world is simple, but the longer you gaze, the greater the complexity of it all. The subconscious is a powerful force. Take a look at my artwork page and you’ll understand. Shoot first, apologize later.

Please contact me at anytime. Anyone willing to teach me or just converse on topics of interests please contact me at anytime. I am always open to the opinions and others and if it is of use to my art then i will truly appreciate it. The world and society around us can be overwhelming at times but to understand each other and unite if we want change peacefully or at least help. If i can part one piece of advice it would only be to believe in yourself. There is nothing stronger in this world than self belief and conviction. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy my work.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to come to my website and spend some time reading about me and my art.

Cathal.

Cathal O'Regan at a mural in Dublin, Ireland.
Photography by Arpita Pandey O’Regan
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