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 continually 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.
Hopefully, this will 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, Cambodia, India contribute to how I view the world. 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.
I believe travelling has an inspirational impact on my work.
My preferred medium is oils because I enjoy manipulating its properties to create layers of rich texture and vibrancy. I work on my painting until I feel it can tell its own story.
Surrounded by magnificent scenery, I am blessed to live on the east coast of Ireland at the foothills of the Dublin mountains. 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 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.
I have had two very successful Dublin solo shows and exhibit in many group exhibitions. You can catch me most Sundays at the open art exhibition in Merrion Square, Dublin
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.