nicky hooper


wall panels

a series of pen and ink building drawings in Ireland and Birmingham printed as large format wall panels. these were for the office interiors of a commercial insurance company illustrating some of the properties they cover.

a love letter to Dublin – Bewleys Christmas

a Christmas love letter to Dublin. We were tasked to surprise and delight Dubliners on Grafton Street during the refurbishment of the iconic cafe. rotating laser cut tiers of familiar Dublin silhouettes created sparkle and joy while raising money for the Peter McVerry Trust homeless charity

an giorria baineann

created for the Hares on the March exhibition in support of the Jack and Jill Foundation, sits an integral part of the Irish landscape and culture. An Giorria Baineann is a doe hare standing snug and regal in her finery. A  mixed media piece using paint, pastel, wools and vintage hand knit báinín, she is […]


large scale mixed media paintings for the restaurant in a large global internet search engine HQ in Barrow Street, commissioned by CBRE. a happy collaboration with the client as they got to add ideas to the collage of imagery and help build the picture. 2.5 m x 1.5m bespoke industrial steel frame was rusted for […]

With Love from Camden and Wexford Street

How to engage with the public and get them to reconnect with their city? The Transform your City project as part of Offset 2014 asked 10 artists to respond to a street in Dublin. I worked with le cool dublin and our location was Camden Street which is such a lucky dip of a street […]

the engage project

Made as part of TANK, a cross disciplinary group of creative individuals who make things for a living. We wanted to re-engage people with telephone boxes through a dynamic project involving artistic installations and community participation via civic and commercial support. We wanted to breathe new life into the telephone booth as an institution by […]

the dublin willow pattern

Made for the Big Egg Hunt in Dublin, a charity hunt in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation, I thought that the giant egg looked like a large piece of pottery, so I wanted to cover it in a design often found on china – the Willow Pattern. From a distance it looked like […]

the people of the deer

Per Cent for Art commission | St Joseph’s National School, Borris in Ossory. This work illustrates Borris-in Ossory’s ancient townland in Kingdom of an Osraige which translates as ‘The People of the Deer’. Its border lands were the River Suir to the west and south, the River Barrow to the east and the Slieve Bloom […]

pigeon situation

Made from laser cut mirrored perspex, these birds reflect the garden and seem to disappear – at once visible and invisible. 50 euro for a pair. I can post anywhere or deliver, give me a holler.   

grow together

My commission funded by the Per Cent for Art Scheme with the Department of Education and Skills at Swords Educate Together National School. Based on ancient Ring Forts, each class group gets their own edible garden, with the plots increasing in height as the children move up through the school. Once they reach the centre […]

the picnic

Taking its cue from Manet’s ‘Dejeuner sur l’herbe’, the picnic consists of the 4 figures from the painting with their basket, laser cut from aluminium, life sized and seated planted under the trees. Still potent 150 years later in it’s depiction of female nudity amongst fully clothed gentlemen, the seated woman is appropriately shocking pink. […]

le cool covers

The guys at le cool asked me to do 2 weeks cover art in May the first was the food issue and for the second, I painted the sad hornless rhino in the Natural History Museum.

Seven dogs

From the solo show at the Ashford Gallery in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place. All paintings were diptychs,  2m x 1m and painted with oil and household gloss paint on canvas.