Dearbhla has had a love for painting all her life. She studied at at the National at the National College of Art and Design and the University of Ulster.
Her art is vibrant, vivacious and untamed and some observes would say that just like her paintings she is exuberant and colourful. She paints directly from her life, real things and real situations. She loves to paint the personalities from music and the entertainment industry and in particular portraits of her heroes. She also explores her own life in her art in a way that is brutally honest. She is outspoken, outrageous and has a craving for fame. She exhibits a sense of colour and perspective that is more like Frida Kahlo or Vincent Van Gough. One senses that the spirit which moves Dearbhla Feehan is indomitable and that most definitely fame will descend!