My inspiration to paint is driven by a visceral response to the world around me.
The Irish landscape charms me into capturing the play between light and shadow, dramatic skies and rugged coastlines. I am fascinated by the amazing colour and cloud formations of the Irish sunset.
It could be said that I go around with my head in the clouds – Figuratively speaking of course!
My goal is to capture the essence of this beauty and share it with you in order to stimulate a sense of well-being and harmony.
My love of travel gives rise to experience different panoramas and cultures. I have a particular affinitywith the East. Visits to countries like Vietnam and Cambodia contribute to how I view the world around me. It releases a whole new perspective and allows scope for the imagination to run wild. The possibilities are endless and something that I enjoy taking to whatever destination the journey dictates.
My preferred medium is oils because I enjoy manipulating its properties to create layers of rich texture. I work on my painting until I feel it can tell its own story.
Living on the east coast of Ireland and at the foothills of the Dublin mountains, I consider myself blessed as I am surrounded my magnificent scenery therefore, I am never short of inspiration.
I enjoy hillwalking in the countryside – finding interesting vistas to capture by camera or to sketch and work up later in my studio. Weather permitting, I like to paint outdoors (en plein air). This creates a sense of immediacy to capture the changing light and is both challenging and rewarding.
I am a regular visitor to the annual international event in Wexford Art in the Open. This is Europe’s largest open air painting festival.
If you have a treasured image that you would like captured and interpreted through paint, I would be pleased to discuss this further with you. A good photo is always helpful.