About Diarmuid Boyd


Diarmuid’s ingenious talent of capturing the warmth and atmosphere of traditional Irish scenes has put him at the forefront of Irish art, gaining him a reputation that is completely deserved and respected among Ireland’s top artists.

Born in 1951, Diarmuid was educated in Northern Ireland before moving to Dublin in 1964. He entered The National College of Art in 1968 where he studied Fine Art. Upon completion of his degree at NCAD, he continued his Fine Art studies at the Ulster College of Art. Diarmuid Boyd is a very highly respected Irish painter, having studied and exhibited as far a field as Domicile in Florence. Much of his younger years were spent travelling in Europe. He lived in Germany, Cyprus and the United Kingdom for some time.

Diarmuid’s range of subject matter is vast as can be seen from the paintings hanging in this gallery and other collections. He tends to tackle the traditional notion of celebrating the history and charm of old Dublin and the world around him. His approach to painting his subject is what sets him on a different level to other traditional landscape painters.

Diarmuid’s daring application echoes volumes of visual energy and form, his plaster like knife and brush marks sometimes leaping centie meters from the canvas, adding a beautiful, almost sculptural effect to his work, making him a master of texture. Diarmuid’s style has been known to randomly change and develop. The norm been his loose impressionistic earthy style, however he sometimes opts for an almost abstract approach, based on vivid mark-making and atmospheric tone and colour. We have also recently seen him bring his style to a tighter finish, experimenting with a more “realistic” approach. His paintings are always evolving and continually progressing, making each one as interesting and as unique as the last.

Diarmuid has participated in numerous solo exhibitions and has exhibited in The Green Gallery since 1995. He has also exhibited regularly at The Royal Hibernian Academy.

Public collections of Diarmuid’s work include the headquarters of Norwich Union and the V.H.I as well as the Faculty of Engineering at University College Dublin. Private collectors include Mike Murphy, Thelma Mansfield, Norma Smurfit and Patricia Cornwell (the celebrated crime novelist).

1. Q: What are the gallery opening hours?

A: 9:00am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday.
Sunday and bank holiday 11:00am-6:00pm

2. Q: Is there a sale or discount day at the Green Gallery?

A: We do not have a sale or discount day at the gallery. If there is a painting you desire but you cannot afford it, you may email a request for a reduction. We will check with the artist to see if this might be possible.

3. Q: What is the process of buying paintings online?

A: You can order a piece of art directly on line by navigating to the painting you desire and clicking on ADD TO CART or BUY IT NOW{brings you directly to checkout)

Some of our items, especially prints, will have a drop down menu for different sizes. Please select this and make your choice.

4. Q: If i buy a painting in the Green Gallery, but I need mail service(shipping), can I pay half of deposit in advance?

A: Unfortunately we require full payment up front prior to shipping.

5. Q: When I buy a painting or print at the gallery or online, do I have to pay for the postage if i need them shipped abroad?

A: Yes. We can quote you at the gallery or If you order online there is an aoutmatic calculation. If you order a piece of art over €1,000 the shipping is free World Wide.

6. Q: Do the gallery supply a service to bring paintings to my home for selection on-site?

A: Yes we can offer this service to you. Depending on distance the date and time will vary. Our dedicated staff will be delighted to indeavour to assist you in selecting the right piece for your home.

7. Q: After purchasing a painting, may I leave it with the gallery if I cannot pick it up straight away?

A: Yes indeed you may. We will keep your artwork safely in storage for you until you are ready to collect.

8. Q: If I buy a painting or any products from The Green Gallery, is there any maintenance service?

A: Not as such. Though should you need advice or assistance with hanging or advise on picture care please feel free to ask. We will help you any way we can.

9. Q: I am an artist, can I display my paintings in the Green Gallery?

A: We are here almost 30 years and over the years we have accumulated a large collection of artists to our liking. Unfortunately we are not is a position to be able to select new artists. We thank you for your understanding.

10. Q. What is the galleries return policy?

If you’re not completely happy with your artwork, you have 14 days from the date you received the piece to request a replacement or refund. You’ll need to adhere to the following:

  • The artwork must  arrive back to the gallery within 14 days of the date you received it including weekends.
  • example:
  • Purchase is received on Monday 16th. Item must arrive back at the gallery on or before the 30th
  • The artwork must be well packaged and in the same condition as it was received

Gift cards are non-returnable.:

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately specially commissioned pieces and sale items cannot be refunded.

11. Q Can I make an exchange?
If you need to exchange a painting or print for a similar priced painting or print please email  info@greengallery.ie and send your painting or print to:

The address for returns or exchanges is:

The Green Gallery. Top Floor. St Stephens Green Ctr., Dublin, Ireland D02 H799

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your painting or print.

12. Q: Can I change the frame on a painting if I do not like it?
A: A frame may be changed on a painting at no extra cost to the buyer as long as the new frame is of a similar value to the already fitted one.

Should the buyer wish for a more substantial larger or extra later of frame then the gallery would quote the difference

13. Q: If a painting does not already have a frame can I get one added? How much extra will this cost?

A:Should a painting not already have a frame and the buyer desires one, we will advise as to what frame will suit and give a quotation as reasonable as possible.