Originally from Killaloe, I have lived in West Clare since 2000. I am a fine art graduate of the Limerick School of Art and Design and have been a full time artist since 1999.
I have exhibited my work in both Limerick and Clare and have successfully maintained a loyal clientele for my original artwork. My artistic activities are broad based and multidisciplinary; I utilize my creativity to assist my local communities in a visual context.
Keeping my artistic practice energized is important to me; I completed an M.A. Hist. of Art, 2013 and a QQI award training, delivery & evaluation, 2016.These qualifications have assisted my professional development particularly in the area of Creative facilitation. As a painter I work alone. I find running workshops energizes my practice and provides an opportunity to socially engage and share my skills with a diverse range of people including;
Kilmihil active retirement group (LCETB)
National School Children, ( Artists in Schools Scheme)
Secondary School Children (Artist in the Classroom Initiative) and Adults with a Disability, Brothers of Charity, Limerick.
As a landscape painter I use line, colour and light to pay homage to the alluring unique qualities of the everyday physical world of my locality.
I aim to capture the poignant beauty of a decaying world as expressed in my barn paintings and also to celebrate new developments in this area, as in the opening up of the Loop Head lighthouse to the public. My paintings and prints are presently on exhibition in The Kilbaha Gallery, Kilbaha, Co. Clare.
Many of my images are available as artist quality limited edition prints on watercolour paper. Prints can be posted.