Kieran was born in Toowoomba, Queensland in 1955.

Kieran Hall studied art for a short time at the Prahran Technical College, Melbourne.  Mainly a self-taught artist, he was greatly influenced by the Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Holbein and Velasquez, the Impressionist school and early Australian painters, copying their work while teaching himself to paint.

Kieran has painted in the "modern" style but is never as happy with the results, preferring his more representational work.

There is a certain intrigue with his achievement of depth and technical mastery of the subject

His subject matter and portraits are as much a social statement as they are descriptions of the sitters.

Portrait of Gallery Director Graham Campbell-Ryder

Portrait of Gallery Director Graham Campbell-Ryder

He has travelled and worked around Australia, and is represented in many private and public collections.

Kieran endeavours to paint full time, but will take on jobs as diverse as digging graves and juggling with a circus to support himself.

His many awards include being chosen as a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 1988

Kieran won the major award of first prize - Redcliffe City Art Gallery 2001.  Redcliffe City Art Gallery’s premier event is by invitation only where a select group of artists are invited to participate in this prestigious event.

In more recent years Kieran is in demand for commissioned portraits.