Jimmy Lawlor – He was born in Wexford and now lives and works in Co. Mayo. Lawlor’s work derives its inspiration from his pastoral surroundings. He presents familiar scenes of rural Ireland: the people, towns, landscapes, and animals, but with a humourous twist often illustrating literal transcriptions of colloquial expressions. Initially working in the field of advertising, Lawlor opted to devote all his time to a career in fine art painting in the late 1990s. He has since exhibited extensively in galleries throughout Ireland.