Irish Tatler

Fine artist Petria Lenehan on antiques, artistic inspiration and her personal style

The Wicklow-based artist shares her thoughts on the people, places, and personal possessions that fuel her creative mind

Petria Lenehan photographed at her Wicklow home. Pictures throughout by Melanie Mullan

My art is intuitive. I don't really have a plan when I'm beginning a painting. Instead, each piece evolves with its own unique character through an intuitive process, between the layers of paint and the tension they create.

Paintbrushes in Lenehan’s studio

My personal style is understated, natural and personal. I love to feel comfortable and at ease in my clothes and yet still feel like they express my personality. I love to wear oversized ...