When art and body positivity collide

Does your home need a new painting? Hailed as the Original Irish Nude Artist, this 27 year old artist is seeking to promote and celebrate the female form in every vibrantly coloured piece she produces,

The brainchild of Newry native, Clíodhna by Clíodhna Doherty is an Irish art collective with a mission to empower women and spread body positivity through an artistic form, with all artwork coming to life in a purpose-built studio, uniquely placed directly on the north and south border.

She is also providing women with a creative and empowering outlet, encouraging them to share their stories through art.

With over 5 years of experience in the creative industry, a degree in Animation & Design from the prestigious Belfast School Of Art and past member of The Art Queens mentoring group, founded by PXP Contemporary Gallery owners Alicia Puig & Ekaterina Popova, Clíodhna’s wealth of experience is the backbone of her incredible success thus far since launching just 2 years ago.

Committed to creating a sustainable, vegan offering, Clíodhna does not use black paint, instead opting for vibrant, vegan colours, to ensure the brand stays through to its ethos, meaning any black accents are digitally added. The brand also works on a made to order services, therefore cutting down on landfill waste and reducing carbon emissions.

When speaking about her brand and artistic drive, Cliodhna said: “My aim has always been to create Ireland's first artistic brand that empowers women through the medium of art. I have been involved in the creative arts sector for many years and am delighted to see the support received thus far, and cannot wait to continue pushing my artistic voice both on and off-line over the coming years.”

With many exhibitions and collaborations planned for the coming months and a gallery opening in the very near future, Cliodhna is not slowing down any time soon.

Clíodhna by Clíodhna Doherty pieces are available from cliodhnadohertyart.com and select stockists nationwide.