Born in Buxton, Derbyshire of Irish descent. After leaving school, trained at Stockport College in Surface Pattern Design.
Eugene worked at the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company as a senior designer for over a decade, where he created best selling designs for the world famous ceramic company. He is married to a GP and has 3 children.
Always interested in the fine arts, Eugene developed his 'talent' as a portrait painter. He works entirely using oil on canvas.
Eugene lives in the village of Colwall, which sits on the slopes of the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. A part of England which has long attracted artists and musicians. Dame Laura Knight, the celebrated painter, made her home here and is fondley remembered by some of the older villagers; Sir Edward Elgar, the leading English composer of his generation, was born in the county. He sought and found inspiration in the beauty of the Malvern Hills.
Eugene Conway has an instinctive approach to portraiture. He convincingly captures subjects with lively spontaneity. The artist avoids flattery and depicts people with realistic frankness.
Eugene specialises in small/medium scale commissions. Most of his work on canvas measures 16" x 12" (400mm x 300mm). His work displays a confident and robust touch, always painted with an assured brush.
A recent commission completed of The Rev'd Carl Attwood, emitted joyously favourable critique from both sitter and family alike.
The artist's spirited style enables him to work a painting from start to completion within a relatively short time scale.
Other successful recent commissions include, the celebrated World War II Historical Consultant, Dilip Sarkar MBE. "A truly unbelievable likeness. You have captured a soul searching look!"
Award winning Sculptor Kenneth Potts. "An unusual composition which has perfectly caught me deep in thought ..." This website reveals a small portrait of the artist and his work. Email Eugene for more information about having your portrait painted, or buy a Gift voucher as a present.
Eugene Conway is currently working on an almost daily visual chronicle and diary. It is an internet based idea (Image Form The Village) which started in the winter of 2008. He sees it as an opportunity to paint everyday motifs that have their root in the United Kingdom. The almost daily paintings are then diplayed on the website along with a short diary description and emailed out to everyone who has subscribed to the newsletter.