Vincent Crotty Irish-born oil painter


New Set Design for WGBH A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

News page CCS set design

In 2019, Vincent created a new scenic backdrop for the WGBH production of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. This painting was designed specifically with Vincent’s method of using fluorescent paint and ultraviolet lighting, to create a scene than can range from daytime through nighttime moods. View more of Vincent’s set designs.

2017 Pleinair Salon Competition Winner

Vincent Crotty’s Esker Park PleinAir Winner

Vincent’s painting “Esker Park, Weymouth,” won First Place Overall in the PleinAir Salon, April/May 2017 competition. The competition is hosted by PleinAir Magazine. In the spirit of the French Salon created by the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, this annual competition hosts six bi-monthly cycles leading to annual Salon Grand Prize and a chance to be featured on the cover of PleinAir Magazine. Vincent’s painting was exhibited in his 2017 “Winter Light” show in Hyde Park, Massachusetts.

2015 Silver Key Award

Vincent and Kieran receiving the 2015 Silver Key Award.

On October 14, 2015, Vincent and his wife Kieran Jordan received the Charitable Irish Society’s Silver Key Award for their outstanding contributions to the Irish community in Boston. Established in 1737, the Charitable Irish Society is the oldest Irish society in North America. With the motto of “With Good Will Doing Service,” the Society’s annual Silver Key Award recognizes individuals who continue the traditions of fostering Irish culture and hospitality in Boston.

Kieran was honored for her teaching and her wide-reaching Irish dance programs which promote and share Irish culture and history to communities throughout Greater Boston. Vincent was honored for his teaching and his generous contributions of paintings to the Irish Pastoral Center, Irish International Immigration Center and many other organizations that auction his work to raise funds for their programs. The award presentations were made by Sandra L. Moody, Keeper of the Silver Key, at the Fairmount Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

Vincent Completes Large-Scale Mural

July 2014 — Vincent Crotty and Milton artist Susan Hoy recently completed a large-scale mural on the side of Abby Park Restaurant in East Milton, Massachusetts.  Read more about it on the Milton Times website and check out the time lapse video below..

Painting Commission for the President of Ireland

McAleese Presentation

Pictured here (left to right) are Sheila Gleeson (Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Irish Pastoral Centre), Dr. Mary McAleese, and artist Vincent Crotty.

Vincent presented this painting of “Boston by Night” to the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Dr. McAleese was the Guest of Honor at the Annual Banquet Celebration for the Irish Pastoral Centre, an organization that offers spiritual, social, legal and educational support to Irish immigrants in the greater Boston area.

Quick Draw Winner In Ireland

Vincent Crotty with his award-winning paintingVincent won first place in the Quick Draw competition — a 2-hour on-site painting event — held at Art in the Open, Ireland’s 6th International Plein Air Painting Festival. The festival attracted over 200 artists who painted outdoors all over County Wexford from July 29th – August 6th, 2013. Vincent is pictured here with his award-winning painting called “Enniscorthy, Summer Afternoon”.

Vincent Selected To Exhibit In Brussels

Vincent has been selected to exhibit his work in an international Art and Photographic Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium. Represented by the Gallery Kinsale, Vincent’s paintings will be on display in the heart of Brussels’ cultural district during Ireland’s EU Presidency. The Gallery Kinsale has invested substantially in the project and is showcasing approximately €200,000 worth of contemporary Irish fine art during this event, including work by other artists such as Ken Browne, Philip Gray and Bill Griffin. The exhibition is presented by the IEAI (Irish in Europe Association International) and will run from March 8th through April 28th, 2013 at Les Halles Saint Géry, Brussels.

Set Designs For Atlantic Steps Tour

one of the 20 Atlantic Steps scenery designs Vincent produced for the show.

Vincent’s paintings were commissioned as theatrical set designs for the touring Irish dance show Atlantic Steps. Atlantic Steps tells the story of sean-nós — one of Ireland’s oldest dance traditions — through music, song, dance, and scenery inspired by Ireland’s Connemara region. Vincent created over 20 original paintings for the production. The show toured in 2013 and 2014, to performing arts centers throughout the US, including the Berklee Performance Center in Boston.

Duxbury Art Association “Best in Show”

Vincent is award Best in Show from Duxbury Art Associate

Garth Hoffman (sponsor of the Best in Show award) and Vincent Crotty

Vincent Crotty Kantuck Town Spring

Kanturk Town, Spring 6” x 8”   | 2008

Vincent Crotty’s painting “Kanturk Town, Spring” has been named “Best in Show” in the 2008 Winter Juried Show at the Duxbury Art Association. This annual competition receives entries from over 500 artists. An award ceremony took place on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The winning painting depicts a man walking on a sun-drenched street in Kanturk, County Cork, Vincent’s home town.

Irish Connections Festival

icons festival logoVincent Crotty was selected as the 2007 recipient of the Eddie Barron Memorial Commission – a grant sponsored by the Irish Cultural Centre of New England. This grant commissions a New England artist (in any discipline) to create a new work that reflects contemporary Irish and Irish-American culture. Vincent’s commissioned painting, called “Side Couples Swing,” is a 10-foot long canvas depicting a céilí dance hall setting, with figures inspired by performers in today’s Irish music and dance scene. The painting was unveiled on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at the annual Irish Connections “ICONS” Festival, a weekend celebration of Irish music, dance, art, and culture. It will remain in the permanent collection of the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton, Massachusetts.

large painting for the Icons Festival