Michael Hanrahan began his artistic career after 37 years in banking. He retired early to concentrate on art which was one of his lifelong passions. Michael is now a full time artist and Art lecturer with Cunard International, and he travels the world on some of the largest cruise liners teaching watercolour painting. When back in Ireland, Michael paints in his studio in Lahinch, in County Clare. You will notice in his paintings that he draws on the influence of the region and his surroundings, and the colours and hues of the environment are captured beautifully in his pieces.
Michael had the honour of being appointed the artist to capture the Queen's royal visit to Ireland in 2011. Michael gifted three of his paintings to the Queen and they are now hanging in Buckingham Palace in London. His work is also hanging in The White House in Washington, The Kennedy Library in Boston and Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin.
Michael accepts bespoke commissions as well as offering paintings for sale.