"Having spent many years gilding and working in the field of fine art restoration, I have returned to my other passion of painting.
My paintings are influenced by the landscape around me, Irish landscapes & seascapes - imbued with the mystical that underlies the Irish and our psyche.
I am a colourist and an expressionist and merge the two in my work. My work is not only influenced by living in Ireland but is hugely influenced by the time I have spent in Southern California and Mexico - I find many connections between Mexican and Ireland - a similar background with Catholic / Pagan iconographic which is found in both our cultures."

Carol completed her BFA in Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. She then worked as a gilder for many years in Dublin.

On completion of her degree Carol travelled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico and settled in Southern California for many years where she had a studio and exhibited locally in the San Diego area.

Carol Booth Artist Abbeyleix

On her return to Ireland her primary occupation was Fine Art restoration for many years with her studio in Francis St., Dublin where she employed and trained many in the techniques of gilding - both restoration and contemporary design - working with Interior Designers & Architects on commissions for private homes, hotels, Embassies and so on.

In 2013 Carol decided to explore, once again the field of Fine Art and has since been painting here in Ireland. Her subject matter is landscape/mind-scape. Her work explores the world beyond, a realm of mystery and questions, a tension between the real and the imaginary - but at its heart returns to the landscape around her – whether that be in the Irish countryside in Co.Laois where she mainly lives or California and Mexico where she often visits.

Carol has exhibited with Grá Art Gallery, Naas, Co. Kildare, The Blackbird Gallery in Kilkenny City; Shackleton Thomas in Vermont, USA; Serala's Art Gallery, Chennai, India and until it closed recently The Ib Jorgensen Gallery, Dublin among others.

Exhibitions & Press


  • 2022 The Narrow Space Gallery, Clonmel, With Sculptor Catherine Greene
  • 2021 The Virtual Gallery, Dunamaise Art Centre, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 The Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 Incognito, The Salomon Gallery, Dublin
  • 2017, 2018 2019, VT., USA 
  • 2016 Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny Arts Week, Kilkenny.
  • 2015 Adjudicated show Dunamaise Art Centre, Portlaoise
  • 2015 Group show, Tracton Arts Centre, Minane Bridge, Cork
  • 2015 Group show with the Red line group, Kilkenny Arts Week Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny.
  • 2015 Solo show, ShackletonThomas Gallery, Vermont, USA
  • 2014 Group show Chennai, India.
  • 2013 Spring show, Ib Jorgensen Gallery, Dublin
  • 2013 solo show Dunamaise Art Centre, Portlaoise, painting & sculpture
  • 2012 Solo show at ShackletonThomas, Vermont, USA
  • 2011 One month immersion in painting, east coast of Spain for a solo show at the Dunamaise
  • 2011 Percent for art scheme ­ Scoil ni Cheadaigh,Bray, Co.Wicklow Sculpture
  • 2010 Collaborated with artist Pat Scott on a large gilded sculpture for the Clarion Hotel, Cork City
  • 2010 Solo show Abbeyleix Library, Co.Laois
  • 2009 solo exhibition ­ Abbeyleix, Co. Laois
  • 2008 & 2009 Kinsale Arts Week, Co. Cork


  • Irish Embassy, Berlin
  • Lord Mayor's Chamber, Mansion
  • House Dublin
  • Frank Mc Guinness, Playwright, Dublin
  • Board Room, PR Plus, Leeson Street, Dublin
  • The Townhouse, Gardiner Street, Dublin
  • Dave Morley Studios, Sandymount
  • Riverdance Studio Headquaters, Dublin
  • Chapter 1 restaurant, Parnell Square
  • R.I.A.I - Merrion Square, Dublin2
  • Pat Scott - gilded sculpture, The Clarion Hotel, Cork City Harry Crosbie
  • Mr. Nicki Topin & Ms. Catriona Ward
  • O'Rourkes pubs, the Graduate Killiney & Blackrock, Dublin


  • Carrickmines Show Houses, Foxrock
  • Maguires, Baggot Street
  • Clarence Hotel, suites & study
  • Merrion Hotel, Penthouse Apartment
  • Morgan Hotel, Penthouse Suite, Temple Bar
  • Minima, St. Stephen's Green
  • Furnish, Christchurch, Dublin

Interior Designers/ Architects

  • Duff Tisdall, Architects
  • Aoise Mulrooney, Interior Designer
  • Burke, Kennedy, Doyle
  • Ideal Homes, RDS
  • Inside Art Design
  • Studio 2