Jacinta Callaghan, a local business owner of Jacinta’s Hairdressers in the quaint village of Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal can be found on the route to the Fanad Peninsula. As a child Jacinta was always creative and artistic. It is no wonder then that she turned her hand to hairdressing and painting.
She started attending painting classes in Letterkenny in 2000 and was pleasantly surprised to sell her first painting in 2002 at an exhibition in Ace of Arts ( Frame Masters now)in Letterkenny. Jacinta continued to paint and refine her skills often photographing some of her favourite landscapes, flowers and people and animals which she would subsequently paint in the comfort of her own home. Since selling her first painting in 2002 Jacinta has sold numerous paintings over the years and had paintings commissioned from various places including Ireland, America and New Zealand. Jacinta continued painting using a variety of media including oil paint, acrylic and water colour currently favouring oil paint. Jacinta mostly enjoys painting landscapes and nature in particular local landscapes such as the Fanad Lighthouse and Ballymastocker Bay. In Jacinta’s Hair Salon in Kerrykeel, you will find some of her paintings displayed.