Joe Dunne - Irish Artist working in Egg Tempera

Joe Dunne is an Irish artist whose early works were mostly small landscape or streetscape watercolours. He then began to paint in egg tempera - a versatile medium which was to become favoured for most of his work to date. Solo exhibitions from 1980 onwards consolidated his position as an Irish artist - followed by important open exhibitions and national portrait and other awards.
As an Irish artist, Dunne is probably best known for his portrait work. A number of portrait and figure paintings exhibited at the Tom Caldwell Galliery ( drew comparisons with the work of the realist painters Andrew Wyeth and Lucien Freud. Landscapes and still lives show equal skill.
His work is included in the collections of the Royal Dublin Society, the Office of Public Works, Irish Independent Newspapers, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, the Irish Management Institute, Maynooth University of Ireland, the Ballinglen Art Foundation Archive, the Dublin Dental School and Hospital, and the Boyle Civic Collection.
As Irish artists go, Joe Dunne is probably not the first name that springs to the minds of art collectors in Ireland. That's a pity, because Dunne belongs in the forefront of Irish artist talent and his prices should mean that Irish art collectors of modest means can certainly begin to collect his work. See his work at