Paddy lecturers in painting and sculpture on BDes Hons Art & Design (Foundation Year for Specialist Degree). He is an Associate Member of the Research Institute Art and Design (RIAD).
‘Paddy McCann is known as a printmaker and sculptor, but pre-eminently as a painter. He is passionate about art, political in his choice of themes, and poetic even in translating uncomfortable memories into the form of hues and tones. His painting expands the merging of the figurative and the abstract by harnessing synecdoche as a willing trope. These selected parts or fragments stand for a narrative that spans his life. His guiding principles include, somewhat paradoxically, both a correct relationship to the observed or remembered truth, and an autonomous departure from it. The two are taxed for equal participation in making informed, un-coerced decisions.’
(Slavka Sverakova, ‘Paddy McCann’, catalogue essay)