About the Artist
A native of Cork City, I returned to Ireland in 2016 after nearly 30 years of living and working in the UK.
Mostly self taught, I work with a range of media but if I had to choose I would probably say that I am most content and confident with a simple sheet of sheet of paper and a stick of charcoal. The simplicity, spontaneity and endless possibilities never fail to inspire me.
A lot has changed in Ireland since the 1980’s so I am still absorbing and reflecting on these changes on a daily basis and this is consciously and unconsciously shaping my work.
It is not surprising therefore that I am exploring the idea of memory both on a personal and collective sense in a lot of my work.
Experimenting with a variety of media and surfaces, my aim when examining Memory, is to (somehow) transcend the familiar and the imitative and to replace it with a new reality. Whether through line, colour, surface or composition I am continually seeking that “thing” that resonates both on an individual and shared level.
While I make sense of all of this, I continue to enjoy the risk and surprises that experimenting with art brings and the never-ending inner dialogue.