Opportunity to become the proud owner of the original painting 'STACK' by Ireland’s foremost portrait artist Mick O’Dea

Once in a lifetime opportunity to become the proud owner of the original painting 'STACK' by Ireland’s foremost portrait artist Mick O’Dea.

You are invited to participate in a limited raffle for this amazing prize – only100 tickets available@€100 per ticket.

Chairperson of The Caroline Foundation, Helen O’Sullivan-Dwyer has been in touch with us here in the Schoolhouse for Art to let us know that they are having a limited raffle for STACK – 100 tickets @ €100 per ticket.  If you know of anyone who might consider purchasing a ticket with the possibility of becoming the proud owner of this Mayo heirloom and at same time helping Cancer Research in Ireland please get in touch , for further information please contact  hele@thecarolinefoundation.com.


About ‘STACK’

This is a painting of a sea stack off the coast of North Mayo.  It is one of a number of sea stacks that Mick O’ Dea has been painting over the last 20 years. In the artist’s own words:

“As a portrait painter I tend to paintportrait-type objects which act as surrogate heads or figures and whose character, presence and resilience have impressed me.  These stacks after all, have been cut away and stand proud and isolated from the mainland”

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS (140cm x 100cm)    

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS (140cm x 100cm)


Original painting 'Stack' by Mick O'Dea RHA. Gallery Value: €8,000 - €10,000

About the Artist:

Born in Ennis, Co. Clare in 1958, O’Dea studied at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and the University of Massachusetts, Boston from 1976 to 1981. In 1997, he received an M.A. in European Fine Art from the Winchester School of Art. 
O'Dea has exhibited widely in Ireland and Europe, most recently with the concluding show in his civil war trilogy, The Split, at Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2014), and a major solo exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, The Foggy Dew (2016). O’Dea was elected a Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1996 and was elected President of the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2014.

Mick O’Dea generously donated STACK to The Caroline Foundation for Cancer Research to raise funds.


About The Caroline Foundation for Cancer Research:

The Caroline Foundation was established in memory of young teacher Caroline Dwyer-Hickey who passed away on 25 March 2013 after a nine year battle with cancer.  Caroline was a patient of Prof John Crown for nearly a decade and participated in clinical trials through the research programme led by Prof Crown called Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT). See full details : www.thecarolinefoundation.com and www.ccrt.ie

The purpose of The Caroline Foundation is to fund additional research scientists to work within CCRT team through The Caroline Foundation Fellowship. 

We currently fund two researchers – we fully fund Dr Alyson Murray and co-fund Dr Fred McMahon with Irish Research Council.  The Caroline Foundation is a constituent of CCRT, imbued with and driven by,  a volunteer ethos.  We are a volunteer driven organisation, 100% of funds raised going into cancer research – no fees, no expenses!