I am an Irish Visual Artist and Archaeologist, and I specialise in Painting and Drawing. I centre my work around my passion and interest for all things mystical and unknown. Undoubtedly, this fascination was spurred on by the fact that I lived next door to an Iron Age Hill-fort as a child, and thus fostered and cemented a curiosity for all things archaeological, in particular to all things Celtic. These were a people who shared a deep appreciation for both the natural and spiritual world. They believed that the physical world was spiritual, and, the spiritual world was physical. Hence, my artwork places a great emphasis on both materiality and immateriality, whether by overloading the canvas with heavy layers of paint and using board, or by erasing paint to reveal light. All in all, I hope my sentiment is expressed in my work!
B.A Art and Design Education, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.2003
Certificate Classical Drawing Animation Studies, Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Dublin , Ireland. 1999
B.A Archaeology and Geography, University College Dublin, Ireland.1996
Selected as 'Rising Artist' by Redwood Art Group, Ohio, U.S. 2019.
'Artist in Residence Award', Upernavik Museum, Greenland.2008.
'Travel and Training Award', Arts Council of Ireland, 2008.
'Artist in Residency Award'. Fiskars Co-operative of Artisans, Designers and Artists, Fiskars, Finland. 2006.
I exhibit extensively throughout Europe and I am delighted to have been selected by a jury of international art experts to exhibit as a 'Rising Artist' at Artexpo New York on Pier 94. Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenburg, Keith Haring and LeRoy Neiman have all exhibited at Artexpo New York.