I am a visual artist, originally from Limerick, now living in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland.
I create abstract compositions, which largely explore colour, form and material.
The main sources for my work are from the observations and occurrences of daily life, especially the shapes, colours, and patterns that I observe.
Though trained in ceramics, I like to feel unrestricted in the media I use to create my art - acrylics, inks, household paint, clothing, painted canvas, recycled card, paper, thread, wool.
I see myself as an artist-maker.
I am keen to see how a painting is conceived & experienced when there is a craft or design element to it.
Collage, sewing, embroidery, pattern making and painting, all co-existing in my work gives me a sense of ease as an artist.
Amongst the many artists whom have influenced me, I draw much of my practice from Henri Matisse, Lee Krasner, Francis Davison, Anne Ryan, Frederick Hammersley, Louise Bourgeois.
Alongside my own art, I teach design, graphics, textile printing, embroidery & collage techniques
to adult learners in Galway City.
I have a husband, three daughters and two cats.