Sunday 22nd of September 2019

Having spent many years perfecting his craft, Sean O’ Sullivan, a resident of Roscrea has taken the plunge in earning his crust from his artistic talents. Sean O’ Sullivan would be well known to the community of Roscrea for his photo realistic portraits which adorn the walls of many of the homes in town.

The Finest met with Sean O’Sullivan aka ‘Johnny O’Prez’ to find out more about the next big step and the launch of his website www.the-oprez.com. We asked Sean about how he managed to get everything going with his new business. Sean told us that “ I decided to go professional back in February 2018. I had been working up at Colaiste Phobal for a time and I joined a CE scheme up at Roscrea 2000. While I was in attendance at the scheme Mary Spillane the CE scheme supervisor was instrumental in helping me by first recognising my interest and helping me to establish a vision of my future goals. Mary held monthly meetings with my team on the CE scheme and during one such meeting I told her that I wanted to start my own business. With great help and support through the CE scheme I was introduced to Michael Ryan from the NTLP who in turn put me in touch with William Hogan who specialises in creating business plans. The exhibition that I am staging at the Roscrea library has been made possible through the help of Donal and Breda for which I am very grateful.”

Work can now be commissioned direct from Sean’s new website www.the-oprez.com which lists full contact details and pricing for prospective clients.

Having featured Sean O’ Sullivan in past editions of The Finest due to the high quality of his work, The Finest would like to be the first to wish Sean every success with his new business. A portrait done by Sean O’ Sullivan is something that will remain within the family for years to come and will be handed down for the benefit for future generations.