Dawn Crothers

Dawn Crothers is one of the few lucky irish artists to hit the ground running in the early days of her career. With her first solo exhibition in October 2008 being such a massive ‘sell-out’ success, she’s quickly established herself as a household name in Northern Ireland. In fact, as Dawn’s popularity has grown her impact on a much higher level is starting to be felt. Now, it seems every one of her finished paintings naturally achieves collector status.

Studying Fine Art at the University of Ulster, Dawn quickly developed a keen interest in the work of Jack B Yeats. Whilst she’d admit few similarities between his work and her own, subtle connections can be made between their mutual use of colour and abstract thoughts. When painting, Dawn likes to close herself off from everything in order to fully concentrate on what she wishes to achieve, experimenting as she goes along to reach an aesthetically pleasing end product.

Whilst she’s moved away from sculpting, its influence is still alive in her paintings. Perhaps in the way she adds layers and textures to position her work in an almost three dimensional arrangement. Or, her use of materials and the way she scrapes into the paint to add a depth rarely seen in the others’ work.

Dawn creates quirky, colourful and bright paintings, all based on different animal themed characters and selected purely for her love of animals. She says, “People enjoy being able to name the characters and they grow quite attached to them. I will always hear back about how much of a talking point the paintings have been over dinner parties and other occasions.”

All of Dawn’s paintings are a reflection of her personality with their bubbly and approachable attributes. She wants her work to put a smile on people’s faces and she likes to think her paintings can draw people in by introducing them to a completely new side of art.

Her paintings make it obvious Dawn is taking art back to its most pure and simple form by removing the pretentiousness so often associated with it. She doesn’t believe all art should assume there must be more to it and so, with her work, she ensures no hidden meanings – what you see is really what you get!

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.