Irish Art: Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc

Sketchy Inc – Irish Art

I’ve been a fan of Sketchy Inc for a number of years now. I first spotted his work in Jam Art Factory, before my blogging days. I remember the attention to detail, the colour, the humour, the familiar landscapes, cityscapes and cultural landmarks all caught my attention, worked its way into my brain and never really left. I also remember wondering who this mysterious artist was underneath the alias. 

Irish Art Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc
Commission for Kate

You won’t find much personal information about Sketchy Inc when you visit the Sketchy Inc website. It doesn’t unveil whether the art you admire is the talent of a man or woman. I like this. It’s all about the art. You can make up your own mind who the artist is … well that is until now, because now you’re going to get to know the artist, just a little bit … 

Irish Art Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc

Q&A’s with Irish Artist Sketchy Inc 

1. What was your inspiration to be come an Artist?

I don’t remember an actual point of inspiration. I don’t think there was a light bulb moment.

I was always making things and when I went to art college it just felt right. I’m more comfortable painting and creating thank anything else.

I’m pretty much at my happiest when I’m in my studio and I’m just allowed to create all day and its pretty much always been like that.


Irish Art Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc
Things are Changing


2. How did you officially become an Artist?

Again I don’t remember a point when I officially became an artist, I guess it was when I was finished my Masters and I had to make a living from my art.

but even at that point I had been doing a lot of shows and that sort of thing. I remember a long time ago someone asking me what I did and I said I’m an Artist

I think that is when it became a little bit more real. You do get some strange looks from people when you tell them your an artist , ha.

Irish Art Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc
Whats on Tonight


3. Where do you take creative inspiration from for your work?

Honestly I find inspiration everywhere, I’m never without my camera and I’m always scribbling down idea in my note book .

I do find it very inspiring to walk around the streets of Dublin. I think going for a walk is one of the best things you can do for new ideas.

Of course looking at other artists works is very inspiring as well. Sometime ideas just come from working you just sit down in the studio and keep working until you come up with something.

Irish Art Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc
The Black Stuff

4. What’s the wackiest request you’ve had to date for commission work?

Ha I don’t think I should say…. I do get some pretty strange requests sometimes but the majority of people have a clear idea of what they want.

Its always great to work with people on the commissioned pieces , I love it when the send me photos of them hanging up in their homes or when they are a gift for someone and they really love it. It makes me really happy.

5. Where would you love to exhibit your work – the dream?

A dream space for me really would be any where a lot of people would see it, id really like to do same large scale outdoor works.

Irish Art Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc
Sketchy Remastered

6. What are you working on now ? Any exhibitions coming up  

I’m working on a few different projects at the same time. I have a few commissioned pieces to get finished.

I’m working on a personal project called ‘Remastered’. I’m sourcing old painting and prints of traditional landscapes and painting over them I’m really loving working on this.

I’m also going to be in a few group shows over the summer ill be posting details on my Instagram and news letter a little bit closer to the dates. So keep an eye out.



All images are courtesy of Sketchy. If you’d like to get a glimpse of Sketchy and a feel of his talent and work – I recommend you join him on Instagram at sketchyinc – you’ll feel better for it.

For more Sketchy Inc Art, to purchase or enquire about commissioning a piece, visit the Sketchy Inc website

Irish Art Questions and Answers with Sketchy Inc


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