Near the River, Flooded fields and trees, 2016, oil on canvas, 110 x 100 cm

Malachy Costello studied painting at the Crawford College of Art, Cork and the Institute of Technology, Sligo. Since graduating in 1983 he has held numerous solo exhibitions and is a regular contributor to numerous group exhibitions beginning with the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in 1984 and including the RHA Annual, Dublin (1987 to present), the RUA, Belfast, Oireachtais Exhibition, Eigse, and many others over the years.

His paintings are in public collections of the OPW, Bank of America, Co. Councils of counties Sligo and Roscommon, and other corporate bodies, as well as many private collections in Ireland and abroad.