I draw my best inspiration from the remote and rugged Irish Atlantic coastline, a subject that has held my attention for many years, and where I feel most fully alive. The raw energy of this wild landscape of ocean and stone is what I most seek to express in my art.
My preferred medium is oil paint applied with a palette knife which allows for loose handling and free, gestural marks. The knifework connects me to my subject, whether conveying the fluidity of moving water or the chiselled strength of a rugged rock face. The act of painting becomes an immersion in the energy and flow of the natural environment.
I take particular pleasure in sharing the creative journey with my students and fellow artists through the workshops and classes that I teach in Ireland, Italy and France.
2015 Le Cannet, France, Terrasse des Arts
2013 Le Cannet, France, Terrasse des Arts
2010 Boston USA: Irish Cultural Centre / Irish Consulate
2009 Origin Gallery, Dublin Ireland
2009 Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ballinskelligs Ireland
2008 Leinster Gallery, Dublin Ireland
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 – 17 Trinity Gallery, Dublin
2010 – 17 Whitethorn Gallery, Clifden, Co Galway
2015 Espace Culturel, Théoule sur Mer, France
2006-17 Leinster Gallery, Dublin (now the Trinity Gallery)
2009 Barbara Stanley Gallery, London
2003-12 Dublin Art Society
2004-17 Dublin Painting and Sketching Club
2010 Culture Ireland Award for solo exhibition, Boston USA
2009/10 Cill Rialaig Residency, Co Kerry
2014 France TV3 – Midi en France
2007 Ireland RTE 1 Afternoon Show
The Trinity Gallery, 19 Clare St, Dublin 2
The Whitethorn Gallery, Clifden, Co Galway