Foyle, who only left her job this year, has enjoyed major success in the US and says bucking the traditional art route has been beneficial to her and is becoming more common among young female artists.
“I’ve had huge interest from LA and sent paintings over there,” she said.
“For me, when I quit my job, I really didn’t know where to start, I don’t know if traditional galleries are ready for this kind of pop art.
“Then Brown Thomas gave me an opportunity to show some of my art there and I realised maybe it doesn’t have to be galleries, there are opportunities everywhere.
“I think its the way forward for my art, there’s a few female artists I admire who are doing it themselves, not going through galleries, and killing it, having huge success.