Una O’Grady was born in North Belfast in 1976 and graduated from the University Of Ulster with a degree in Fine Art, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
She is well known for her paintings of Belfast and the Irish landscape.
Finger-painting or with a palette knife, Una excavates on canvas. She has a fresh and seemingly effortless approach to painting. Her bold approach is full of movement, immediacy and spontaneity.
Una spends her time between Belfast city, County Waterford and summertime in Donegal. The paintings are a direct response to these surroundings.
She has exhibited in the Royal Ulster Academy, achieving a special award there in 2001. Una has had numerous successful solo shows and her work is included in collections such as the Queens University and Ulster Bank Collections.