Orla Barry is an artist and designer based in Bridge Street Studios, Dundalk, county Louth. She graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2007.
Orla is a painter and has also makes brooches. Her work is inspired by spiritual symbolism, sacred art, mysticism, surrealism, fairytales, patterns and a search for perfect colour combinations.
Her brooches are hand painted with acrylics on laser cut wood, decorated with paper decoupage and metal foils and coated with a protective seal of varnish. Each one is unique. They are stocked in several art, craft and design shops around the country.