David Willis (artist)

David Willis (born 1932) is a self-taught Irish artist from Mallow, County Cork, Ireland. He is best known for his work on the TG4 television series Irish Paint Magic.

David Willis
Born1932 (age 87–88)
Known forPainting, drawing, peeling.
Notable work
Irish landscape

Willis is a former building, glazing and decorating contractor and has since retired. He is known for his career in political circles, in which he served for the Mallow Town Council for several years.[1]

Willis is presenter of the well-known TG4 television series Irish Paint Magic, in which he gives a demonstration on how to paint Irish landscape, particularly notable Irish landmarks such as The Cliffs of Moher, Mallow Castle, the Glens of Antrim and the Bullfrog. Willis shares with viewers his unique techniques on how to paint.[2] The series has been in production since 2003 and over sixteen series and 200 episodes[1] have aired on the network. The show has been repeated on the cable network, Irish TV as of September 2015.


  1. ^ a b "Willis to be honoured for his painting magic". independent.ie. August 23, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "Contributors Wanted for Tribute Doc on Irish Presenter Dave Willis". iftn.ie. July 2, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2014.

External linksEdit