Today I learned with great sadness of the death of a wonderful artist Liam Keely following a short illness . Liam was a full time professional artist who lives in Leixlip and his works were regularly seen in Lucan including at last year’s Lucan Festival. Only 2 days ago I sent Liam an email about his participation in this years Lucan Festival unknown to me that he was had already passed away.
Liam had a great ability to capture a particular instant of life and portray it in his paintings. His commissioned works can be seen throughout Ireland and abroad. The combination of Liam’s extensive skills and professionalism gave the client the perfect visual image they seek.
His style and sense of humour permeate his paintings and has attracted the attention of book publishers and Fine Art companies. His Christmas cards which were personalised to local areas are long sought after.
Liam was the figure head of the Anna Liffey Arts Group, his passing is a major loss to them and the arts community of West Dublin. May he rest in peace.