The Happy Artist is a creative arts project based in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. The project aims to encourage people of all ages to explore their creative potential through visual arts, music, film, animation and literature. A number of films and animations are available to watch on our Vimeo and You Tube Channels.


Where possible, The Happy Artist tries to develop sustainable projects by working in partnership with other agencies. Check out our BLOG to get a sense of the work we do.


The Happy Artist is co-ordinated by award winning artist and film maker Lisa Fingleton. Lisa has over twenty years experience working with community, youth and collaborative projects. She is currently the Filmmaker in Residence with Kerry County Council Arts Office.

“No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.

Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way