I am full-time artist. I create paintings and drawings that are luminous and atmospheric. My work is influenced by my surroundings and love of the natural world intertwined with myths and legends that are rooted in my Irish Celtic background.
I live on the stunningly beautiful Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, a place that is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and my studio is surrounded by stunning views that are a source of constant inspiration for my paintings and drawings.
Cornwall is a very special place. The landscape is captivating and evocative. The weather is ever changing. Some days it bathed in brilliant sunshine and other days the landscape is shrouded in an entwining mist which adds a soft dreamlike timelessness to the landscape which brings to life the imagination and evokes the ethereal and mystical.
My art is informed by my studies for a BA (Hons) Visual Communication specialising in Illustration at the University of Westminster and a Foundation in Art and Design at Central St Martins. After leaving university I worked in the voluntary and public sector but when I moved to Cornwall I started to paint full-time.
I was born and raised in London, but as both my parents were Irish I spent Summer holidays visiting relatives in Ireland staying with my grandparents on the Dingle Peninsula on the southwest Atlantic coast of Ireland, a region of Ireland that is officially recognised as bastion of Irish language and culture surrounded by beautiful scenery. It was always a stark contrast to my life in inner city London and gave me a sense of peace and a love of the countryside.
I’m a daily painter and enjoy creating smaller more affordable still life and landscape studies as well as larger works of art.
In September 2018 I became a full member of NAPA, National Acrylic Painters' Association.
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