Brien Vahey studied fine art at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology. He lives in County Wicklow. His work has been widely exhibited and his awards include the deVeres Prize at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Besides painting, Brien also works in theatre design. He has worked as an associate artist with Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and lectured in theatre design at Trinity College Dublin. His work in theatre, television and film has featured in London’s west end and on Broadway.