The Chimera Gallery is the brain child of David O'Shea, David along with his friend, artist, Hazel Revington Cross opened their first Gallery in 2010 (The Garden Gallery) for four years they traded and learned the art business from the ground up. In 2014 it was decided that Dave would leave the partnership and move into a provincial town, he looked at premises in Trim , Navan and Mullingar. In the end Mullingar was the choice, a town with a vibrancy and a love for arts, it was also a major town in the midlands without an art gallery of note. The Garden Gallery was no more but in its place 'the Purple Raven' emerged. The Chimera gallery is very proud to represent some of Ireland's great talents, with Conor Walton, Geraldine O'Reilly, Sean Cooter, Michael Wann, Cormac O'Leary, Philip Lindey, Alison Lowry, Dave West, Michelle Boyle to name a few. Young artists making a name for themselves are also part of the Gallery make up, with Dave McDermott, Kate Beagan and Laurence O'Toole names to note. Internationally the Gallery represents, Montana Master artist Mike Hamblin, Germany's Paul Huf, American Photographer Doug Ross and controversial geo political painter, Khara Oxier, from Idaho.
The Gallery is located on the historically named "Gas lane" now known as Spoutwell Lane, it's 20 meters from the main road with private parking for customers. Inside there is a seating area, coffee facilities and disabled toilets. David is a determined gallerist and expects to be bring the gallery artists to European fairs in 2015, early 2016.