Artist Statement

In my previous life I worked as a graphic designer/illustrator and painted whenever I could. In 2007 I made the decision to become a full-time professional painter and have never looked back. I work from my studio in a lovely town in North County Dublin. My love of bright colours is reflected in my painting. My canvas is saturated with colour and strong images. Whilst working mainly in a bold graphic style my images often contain subtle messages. Despite benign subject matter all is not what it seems.
Botanical painting and illustrations are represented in both acrylic and watercolour galleries. The delicacy of the watercolour botanical illustrations is in contrast to the explosion of colour and form in the acrylic floral paintings

EXHIBITIONS

 2021

North Fingal Arts Group, Co Dublin May 8th – 22nd
S.C.O.O.P. Art Auction , April 23rd- 26th

 2020
North Fingal Arts Group, Co Dublin December 4th – 24th
S.C.O.O.P. Art Auction , 23rd & 24th May
SHIFTING WALLS (Group Exhibition)
….Droichead Arts Centre, March 19th – April 18th cancelled due to COVID

 2019
SHIFTING WALLS (Group Exhibition)
….Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, July 25th – August 25th
…….The Market House, Monaghan, October 23rd – November 22nd
Rush Harbour Festival Exhibition,, August 2nd – 5th 2019
S.C.O.O.P. Art Auction April 28th 2019

2018
Eireannach Exhibition North Mayo Heritage Centre, Sept 3rd to Oct 31st
Duchas, Benjamin Rosenthal Library, Queens College, NY, August 4th – September 6th
Rush Harbour Festival Art Exhibition, August 3rd-8th
Eireannach Exhibition, National Botanic Gardens Dublin, May 5th – 25th
S.C.O.O.P./Syrias Vibes Art Auction, March 25th

 2017
Winter Art Exhibition, Springdale Ns, Raheny November 24th – 26th
Rush Harbour Festival Exhibition,, August 3rd – 7th

 2016
Necret Fine Art Silent Auction, Governor’s House, Drogheda November 25th
Winter Art Fair , GAA Clontarf, Dublin November 16th – 20th
Winter Art Exhibition , Springdale NS, Raheny November 11th – 13th
S.C.O.O.P. Art Auction Septemeber 30th
Rush Harbour Festival Art Exhibition July 30th – August 1st
“ The Way We Were “ Solo Show , Swing The Teapot , New York March 1st to April 3rd

 2015
The Gallery at Listoke Winter Exhibition November 29th to January 29th 2016
Winter Exhibition Clontarf Rugby Club November 27th to 29th
Winter Exhibition Springdale National School November 20th to 22nd
S.C.O.O.P. Art Auction September 30th
Marine Art Dún Laoghaire Pier September 5th & 6th
Peoples Art August 21st to 23rd
The Gallery at Listoke Summer Exhibition July 27th to September 28th
The Arts Lounge @ The Hillgrove , Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan 13th & 14th June

2014
Group Ego trip 1 with IDIR New York Foundationfor the Arts ( Dumbo NY) Oct 9th 2014 to Jan 31st 2015
CFCP Winter Exhibition 4 th to 31 st Dec
Christmas Art Sale Coombe Hospital 5 th to 7 th Dec
Winter Arts Show Featherbed Lane Gallery 5th to 19th Dec
DAR Auction Featherbed Lane Gallery 28th Nov
Idir Protean Pop Up Preview ( Trinity Innovation Academy ) 18th Sept
S.C.O.O.P.  Art Auction June 14th
Peoples Art. 99th-11th May
.Clontarf Millennium 18th – 21st Apr

2013
.CFCP Winter Art Fair, December..
S.C.O.O.P. Art Auction Oct 12th
Observations in Colour Solo Show. CFCP, Dublin. Sept. 5th – 28th.
People and Places with artist Roisin Duffy . The Grange Gallery, Ballyboughal. July 5th – 30th
Merrion Square Sundays, Jan – Sept
Peoples Art St. Stephens Green, Dublin May, Jun

 2012
CFCP Winter Art Fair.
S.C.O.O.P. Charity Auction, Oct
Merrion Square, Sundays
Peoples Art, Jun, Aug, Dec

2011
CFCP Winter Art Fair
RDS Art Fair, Nov
S.C.O.O.P. Charity Auction, Oct
Peoples Art, May, Jun, Aug, Sept
Merrion Square, Sundays

2010
RDS Art Fair, Nov
Merrion Square, Sundays
Peoples Art, May, Jun, Aug

2009
Merrion Square, Sundays
Peoples Art, Jun, Aug, Sept