These gorgeous pieces were created by talented artists and most take inspiration from iconic locations close to home.

This content was created in partnership with Kilkenny Shop. 

Every home you see on Instagram is filled with artwork, from gallery walls to statement pieces. But next time you’re trawling through online shops looking for a stylish new update for your home, pause to think about what art is all about. It should mean something to you. Nothing does that quite like art that captures a sense of place. Art should be joyful too, which is why pieces inspired by Irish flora and fauna always seem to resonate with us. Here, we’ve chosen some work by Irish artists that will fill you with nostalgia.

JANDO

Every JANDO piece is designed and printed in their Dublin studio using ethical practices and materials. We love the pieces that celebrate treasured Irish places like the Cliffs of Moher (pictured), the Poolbeg Towers, the Baltimore Beacon, Blackrock Diving Tower and many more. 

Jando Cliffs of Moher frame, €50

Rebeka Kahn

Kahn’s unique ceramic are sweet and colourful, such as this pretty hot air balloon piece. Each piece is 100% handcrafted. The unique firing process creates a distinctive crackle effect in the surface of each piece.

Rebekah Kahn Imagine the Impossible frame, €440

Simone Walsh

Walsh’s illustrations are like a snapshot of Irish life. Each piece is mounted and framed and made in Ireland. Though probably best known for her city and country landscapes, we love this all-too-familiar pub scene.

Simone Walsh Having the Craic Dublin frame, €69.95

Stephen Farnan

Farnan’s atmospheric pieces in black and white accurately depict the beautiful Irish landscape. This piece depicts the iconic Tipperary landmark, on its perch above the surrounding countryside. 

Stephen Farnan Rock of Cashel Frame, €85

Vera Gaffney

Gaffney’s designs are romantic and pretty pieces that celebrate the beauty of nature. This romantic piece is all about the daisy and what it represents — the innocence and purity of love. 

Vera Gaffney La Nóinín frame, €47.95

Paul Maloney 

Maloney takes his inspiration from the outdoors and farm life. He offers limited edition fine art prints of his bright and playful original oil paintings. 

Paul Maloney Are We There Yet frame, €130

Claudine O’Sullivan

O’Sullivan’s vibrant pencil work stands out from the crowd. Focusing on animals and plant life, her pieces are intricately detailed. 

Claudine O’Sullivan Kingfisher print, €45

Jim Scully

Scully’s work depicts the built landscape in his unique style. Rich and detail, his work includes iconic locations in Cork and Dublin. 

Jim Scully English Market piece, €39.95