I am an Irish artist living in Dublin. I work in pen and ink and my paintings are inspired by nature, folklore, fairytale, film, and all things magical. I love to draw outdoors in nature and I visit different locations for each new piece that I create. It might be a place by the sea, a forest, a heritage site, anywhere as long as it is outdoors and feels uplifting. Each place that I visit offers its own kind of inspiration. I sit and draw from my imagination allowing the feel of my surroundings to flow into each piece. The finished drawing is completed with layers of ink either in my studio or in the garden if the weather is warm enough. Once the painting is finished I add a story or a quotation. Finding the right story for each painting is an organic process. Sometimes the story relates to the time of year in the Celtic calendar, sometimes it is inspired by books I have read, films I enjoyed, or it might be linked to the folklore of a particular place that I visited. Often the story can take a while to appear but eventually the right piece turns up for the finished painting. Then the whole process starts again and I look forward to where my next drawing will take me........
B.A. Fine Art Printmaking, National College of Art & Design, Dublin
Portfolio Course, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin
B.A. Natural Sciences (Zoology), Trinity College, Dublin
"Found Things From Lost Lands" The Fernie Brae, Portland, Oregon
Elfia at Arcen with "The Golden Age of Fairy Art”, The Netherlands
Elfia at Haarzeilens with “The Golden Age of Fairy Art”, The Netherlands.
Elfia at Arcen with "The Golden Age of Fairy Art”, The Netherlands.
Artsource, RDS, Dublin.
Artsource, RDS, Dublin
Cornucopia, Wicklow St, Dublin
Good Food Gallery, Kilcullen, Kildare
Cockleshell Gallery, Duncannon, Wexford
Trasna II, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Clare
Christmas exhibition, Vent Collective, Belfast.
Le Grá Gallery, Clare-Galway
Winding Stair Bookshop, Dublin
Art on the Rails - Kilmainham Arts festival, Dublin
Croi Anu Creative Centre, Moone, Kildare
Christmas Exhibition, Source Tipperary Arts Centre
Group exhibitions of previous work (figurative charcoal drawings)
Christmas Exhibition, The Cherrylane Gallery, Wicklow
“See Figure. 8”, Talbot Gallery, Dublin
“Pygmalion” Original Print Gallery, Dublin,
Final Year Degree Show N.C.A.D, Dublin,
RDS Student Travel Award, RDS, Dublin
“In Between”, Cross Gallery, Dublin,
2003 Cyprus School of Art, Limassol (1 month)
Additional Work: 2009-2012
Established Labyrinth Art Group - Teaching drawing and painting classes for children.
VEC drawing classes: teaching evening classes for adults Donaghmede & Portmarnock VEC