Dale Pring-Macsweeney

Artist Biogrpahy

An exuberant force of nature, Dale Pring-Macsweeney was born into an art loving household in London. Her very early talent for painting was fostered and encouraged, particularly by John Mapp, at the Kingston School of Art, whom she regards as her first mentor. She went on to study at Wimbledon and Waltham Forest and benefited from the tutelage of several distinguished artists.

Having lived her colourful early life to the maximum, a magnificently creative symbiosis began when she married the eminent Irish polymath David MacSweeney in 1980, establishing a flourishing career working from several studios in London and showing her paintings in many major galleries and art institutions in London as well as internationally.

In 1992 she moved to California and spent seven successful and stimulating years experiencing a whole new dimension of light and subject.But the call of her beloved English countryside soon beckoned her back and she's been living and working happily in East Anglia ever since. The body of over 3 decades of work reflect these major changes in location both in colour, atmosphere and light.


Who's Who in Art 2014 (since 1980's)
Dictionary of International Biography 2013
East Anglian Times illustrated feature article 26 Aug 2009
Chelsea Arts Club Yearbook illustrated Jul 2013 & Dec 2004
Galleries Magazine: illustrated feature article Nov 2000
FILM ART LA paintings hired for Wedding episode of 'Friends' 1996
American Artist Magazine fully illustrated feature article & front cover Jan 1995
'New art for the departments' HFC article / photo with Arts Minister R. Luce 5 Nov 1987
Royal Academy catalogue painting illustrated 1986
Daily Telegraph Arts article Russell Davies Aug 1986

''Her work with its sheer mastery of technique and incredible detail moves beyond the mere display of technical bravado, possessing as it does a certain enigmatic quality, found in all great still lifes and interiors...."

Exhibiting History

Solo Exhibitions
Sunny's Art Centre, Chancery Lane, London. January 2017
Chelsea Arts Club London 2004
Jorgensen Fine Art Dublin 2000
Sydney Bernard Fine Art Los Angeles 1998
Montgomery Gallery San Francisco 1996
Adamson Duvannes Gallery LA 1996
Riverside Art Museum California 1994
Louis Newman Galleries Beverly Hills 1993/1994
Chelsea Arts Club London 1988
Cale Art Chelsea 1982

Selected Group Exhibitions
Thompson's Galleries UK 2001 – 2017
Jorgensen Gallery Dublin 2016 – 2017
Jorgensen Fine Arts Dublin 1998 – 2014
Hammer Galleries New York 1997/8
Gerald Peters Galleries Santa Fe N.Mexico 1997/8
Horwich Newman Scotsdale Arizona 1995
Louis Newman Galleries Beverly Hills 1993/4
Piccadilly Gallery Cork St. London 21 exhibitions between 1983 – 1992 incl. 4 exhibitions at the International Art Fair Olympia London
Henry Wyndham Fine Art Jermyn St. London 4 exhibitions between 1989 – 1991
Anna Mei Chadwick Parsons Green London 1987 – 1991
The Spectator/Adam & Co. Art Prize finalist
Spink & Son London 1989
Taylor Galleries Dublin 1987/8
New English Art Club London Centenary Exhibition 1986 Prize winner 1988, 1999
Royal Society of British Artists London 1987
Selected for Government funded:
Arts for Government Offices scheme 1987
Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibitions London 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986
Bologna Landi Gallery East Hampton NY 1984, 1985, 1986
Athena International Art Awards London
– Barbican Centre 1987
– Mall Galleries 1985
Royal institute of Oil Painters London ( elected ROI ) Windsor & Bristol 4 Exhibitions between 1983 – 1986
Royal Society of Portrait Painters London 1982, 1983
Crane Kalman Gallery Knightsbridge London 1983
The New Grafton Gallery London 1982

Selected Tours
Japanese Tour: Osaka & Tokyo with Royal Gallery 1987/8
Hunting Group Prize Exhibitions: London, Newcastle & Arbroath 1987, 1986

Collections Held 

Princess Cruise Lines
Dallas Museum of Art
Chelsea Arts Club
H.M Ministry of Arts UK
Offices of Inland Revenue/ Customs & Excise
Riverside Art Museum CA
Readers Digest offices NY
Ambassador for Ireland
Private Collectors Worldwide especially USA & Europe