I am an artist working from my home in Co. Limerick, Ireland.
Growing up in the countryside has influenced the way I perceive the world around me. Ireland, with all its beauty and its ruggedness is a constant inspiration. I'm fascinated by the sky, the seasons, the transitions of each day to night, and I try to show the emotion I feel through my paintings. The forgotten roads, old rundown cottages, the wildlife of Ireland are what attract me the most of all.
There is a story in the everyday things that surround us and I paint those that I find most interesting. Every now and again I drift between what is real and my imaginary world which brings an illustrative quality and Fairytale element to my paintings.
My current use of soft pastel, charcoal and oils allow a sense of freedom to my expression as an artist. Being self-taught I am constantly learning and developing my style which has been described as contemporary in its feel, emotive, moody and atmospheric.
‘And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’ ~ Roald Dahl