My paintings are inspired by the Irish landscape. It draws me to capture the play between light and shadow, rugged coastlines, earthy boglands and misty mountain tops. I am also very drawn to the amazing colour and cloud formations of the Irish sunset. Hence, it could be said, that I go around with my head in the clouds – figuratively speaking of course!
Capturing the essence of this beauty is my goal.
My preferred medium is oils. I enjoy manipulating its properties to create layers of rich texture and vibrancy. I am self taught so my process is more intuitive rather than analytical.
Surrounded by magnificent scenery, I am blessed to live on the east coast of Ireland at the foothills of the Dublin mountains. Hillwalking and discovering interesting vistas to capture by camera or to sketch and work up later in my studio is exciting for me. Weather permitting, I 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 Europe’s largest open air painting festival in Wexford Art in the Open.
Exploring the world through travel gives rise to experience new panoramas and cultures. It has an inspirational impact on my work and can create a whole new perspective. This is something I enjoy going in whatever destination the painting journey dictates.
You can read more about my travels here
I have had two very successful Dublin solo shows and exhibit in many group exhibitions to include Art Source, Ideal Homes and The House Event. You can catch me most Sundays at the open art exhibition in beautiful Georgian Merrion Square and at The People’s Art in St. Stephens Green, Dublin at regular intervals throughout the year.
If you have a special image that you would like captured in a unique painting, I would be pleased to discuss this further with you. A good photo is always helpful.