About Joy Ní Dhomhnaill


Joy Ní Dhomhnaill is a painter living and working in Dublin. She was born in Dublin in 1977. She studied Illustration at BCFE and Animation in the Irish School of Animation. Joy taught Art for the City of Dublin VEC and YSB.

Joy’s art career began at the tender age of 12 when one of her pieces was exhibited in the Huge Lane Gallery as part of a local exhibition and sold for the exorbitant amount of £20.00.  It was her mother Betty Byrne who was very passionate about the arts and was an avid amateur artist herself that encouraged her to paint.

Joy has shown her work at exhibitions in ‘The Copper House’, ‘The Chocolate Factory’, White Lady Art and Jam Art Factory Galleries.

Joy was the cover artist for Eva Gore-Booth: Collected Poems and also Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland. Most recently her illustration of Brendan Behan was featured in Modern Ireland in 100 artworks.