Jackie O’Neill / Dotti Was A Deer is a Cavan Based Textile artist and Illustrator. She has been practicing as a full time artist since 2012 and as a result has a colourful and diverse range of textile and paper prints which make a special and unique gift for all occasions. She has her own little studio Gallery in Bridge Street, County Cavan. Her cute little studio opens to the public only three days a week and the other days she shuts up to get creative.
Since starting Dotti Was A Deer in 2012 Jackie has touched on many themes in her work. Make believe animal characters, botanical drawing, fairytales, Japanese culture & Irish Folklore have been themes that influenced early collections. Her prints often have an accompanying story attached..Her style and subject matter continues to evolve and in more recent work she in is fascinated by the notion of the land as an archive
“holding onto memories and stories, stretching from centuries past to the present day and made visible on the landscape through flora, fauna and built structures. I see myself as a visual storyteller and observer.”
All of Jackie’s work is limited edition, signed & numbered. Paper prints are limited to 40 only editions and textiles are limited to 10 or 20 depending on the range. All Jackie’s Textile prints are finished with hand embroidered detail, making every single piece unique. Jackie’s signature round and oval frames are a collaboration with Cavan woodworker Joe Doherty, they add another layer of craft to the artwork.
market dates | Thur 6th - Sun 9th December