Irish Artist, Peadar Mc Daids work is well known to many throughout his home county of Donegal and the north of Ireland. His work quickly became familiar to a wider audience through the designs of his distinctive festival posters. A self-taught artist, Peadar lives and works in his hometown of Letterkenny, his interest in art started back in 1983 when he came upon a copy of the Book of Kells in his school library. He was enthralled with the artwork of the monks and started to copy the small corner design gradually moving onto the large more complex designs. His love of art grew stronger and the hunger for all things Celtic more so.
Ireland’s mythical past and legends offered an ever-present wealth of inspiration and became the foundation and theme of his art. He has worked to create his own unique style. In a world where colour is the norm the thought filled black and white images made up of lines, dots, Celtic notts and curves flowing together to give a strong and bold vision that are captivating, as they are striking.
Over the past ten years Peadar has created many works and has exhibited throughout Donegal, Derry, Sligo and Dublin as well as in New York and Boston. This has giving his work the exposure it deserves and many of his works are now housed in private collection as far way as America, Japan and Australia.
Through his commissions he has produced work for Thames Television, Seiko (Ire), and the 1400th anniversary of St. Colmcille the Letterkenny Folk Festival, the Glen Colmcille Folk Festival, and has production works for publication in New York and the Irish Music Magazine.
As well as designed Jewellery and presentation awards. His most recent commission work was to design a special limited collection of plates based on the four evangelists for Donegal Parian China, and is at present designing a stone sculpture for the Irish Martyrs Church, Letterkenny. Peadar’s work has been well received and highly prised by the likes of Brian Keenan, Laim O’Maonlaí, Christy Moore, Eddie Jordan and Andrew Nesbitt.
Through his commission work, publication and exhibitions his art has become highly collectable and he is regarded as one of Irelands foremost Celtic Artists.