Stephen Gallagher (b. 1988 Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland)


Stephen Gallagher, originally from Co. Tyrone, was formally trained as an architect

in Belfast and has worked in offices in Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. He now

works full time as a professional fine artist specialising in Canine Oil Portraiture.

His work employs the ‘Alla Prima’ technique also known as the Direct Method,

bringing a fresh and ‘alive’ aesthetic to his paintings. He has a growing international

fan base and has held exhibitions in Australia and N.Ireland with private collectors




• BA Hons Architecture - University of Ulster 2009

• Artistic Training - Trained under award winning New Zealand artist Mehrdad Tahan, 2016


2016 Dec - Group Show, The Corridor Gallery, Brisbane

2017 June - Solo Show 'A Portrait: 100 Brisbane Rescues', Reload, Old Munitions Factory, Brisbane

2017 September - Solo Show 'A Portrait: 100 Brisbane Rescues', Black Lab Coffee, Brisbane

2017 November - 'A Portrait: 100 Brisbane Rescues', Dog Lovers Show, RICC, Brisbane  

2018 May - Group Show, The Village Art Gallery, N.Ireland 

2018 Dec - Group Show, The Village Art Gallery, N.Ireland

2019 June - 'Old Mates' Exhibition, The Dirty Onion, Belfast, N. Ireland

2019 Nov - 2020 Feb - 'Rescued' Adderton House & Heart of Mercy Brisbane


Australia (Queensland/New South Wales/Victoria/Tasmania), New Zealand, Canada,

USA, UK, Ireland


The Kenny Gallery, Galway