Artist in Profile: Sueann Moore

Artist in profile Sueann Moore

From her flat in Countess Markievicz House, painter Sueann Moore (pictured) transforms her front room into an artist’s studio, using her coffee table as her easel, kids running in and out and neighbours knocking in as she paints.

Sueann’s paintings are based around the theme of memory. She recreates buildings and scenes from the area – that are gone or have changed from their original state – using memories of family and friends who recount the architecture, shape and significance of these places.

One family member is Sueann’s dad who guided her through his memory of the now demolished gasometer. Sueann says “That was the biggest landmark in Ireland at one point and it’s now the site of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The old gasometer is almost echoed by The Conference Centre across the river, in its size and shape.”

A native of the area, she was a self-taught artist until she decided to enrol on an art course in Roslyn College. Now qualified, she remembers her first time walking into the studio there “When I walked in I was like Charlie in the chocolate factory when he walks into the warehouse full of sweets.”

Sueann has a deep interest in history and her influences go back to the pre-Raphaelite painters John William Waterhouse and Arnold Bocklin. She admires the macabre and mysterious quality of their work which impacts on her own paintings.

Sueann has her first exhibition in Pearse Street library, from the 9th to 31st of January called ‘Dockland Days’. Viewers will be brought on an historical journey through paintings of the Docklands and surrounding areas.

To enter into a competition to win a painting by Sueann Moore go to Her work is availble on

Above: Sueann in her home.
Photo by Leeza Kane.

By Leeza Kane