Caoimhe Diamond is a visual artist from Northern Ireland who specializes in painting. She graduated from Bachelors of Fine Art in 2017 and Masters of Fine Art in 2019, at the University of Ulster, Belfast.
I see painting as a platform for decoration and the layered application of paint itself becomes a vital accessory to my surface. Areas of my paintings have been brushed on, sprayed on, piped on or exist as a premade paint texture. Within my painting process and compositions, I consider the impulse to embellish when decorating a space. I use references from the media, aspects of myself and of people I know to reflect my personal aesthetic. It is the emotional response to the materiality of paint that I find interesting and understand what it is like to hoard in everyday life. I find it compelling that recreations of paint forms can gain added value based on personal labour and through its unique qualities as I sometimes personalize mass-produced objects. I see knick-knack accessories, clothing, lucky numbers, and common phrases as an extension of someone.