About

I grew up just outside Nenagh, County Tipperary and around the time of my leaving cert my family and I relocated to the countryside in County Clare just outside Limerick City. After graduating from Art College I painted on and off over a number of years where ever my personal life would allow. I took up painting full time about 6 years ago at my home studio in Co. Wicklow where I have settled the past number of years.

I have exhibited in several solo and group shows throughout the years and the highlight of exhibitions so far are as an invited artist to various ongoing group shows the past 2 years with Hamilton Gallery, Sligo. Some include, Eva Gore Booth, Among School Children, Meditations in Time of Civil War and recently invited for St. Brigids Day 2022. Another highlight is being winner of an Enlighten artist group initiative 2021 and runner up on multiple other submissions to the same project with Hambly and Hambly Gallery, Enniskillen. Currently I am working towards a solo exhibition for 2022 at Seamus Ennis Gallery, Naul, Co. Dublin and I have a few other small projects on the go too.  

My painting style leans towards abstract expressionism and there is an element of the figurative in the work too. My inspirations come from my life experiences past and present, from nature and the wonders of the universe. I have come to embrace colour in my recent work and especially since COVID lockdown times

See an in debth interview with the artist here
Interview with the artist

Exhibitions

Current & Upcoming

Group- Three Rooms, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo, F91 DVY4, April 2022

Group- St. Brigid’s Well, Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle St. Sligo, 2022 Date TBA

Solo- Easter Snow Gallery (Seamus Ennis, TSEAC), Naul, Fingal, Co. Dublin, K32 AY27, Oct/Nov 2022

Solo Shows

A Way to Equilibrium – Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow 2021

Imagine – Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 2021

Solace IIEntering the Dream– Ranalagh Arts Centre, Dublin, 2018

Solace I – Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, 2017

Urban Trail – (FKA) Frame Gallery, Upper Denmark St. Limerick, 2007

Plane Series – Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin 1998

Group Shows

Enlighten 2021 June– Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 2021

Meditations of Time in Civil War June– Invited Artists, Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street, Sligo, 2021

Imagine Beyond 2021 Annual– Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, 2021

21st Annual, SAS Members Exhibition- Signal Arts Center, Bray, Wicklow, (Online), 2021

Weapon of Choice– Slow Lane Gallery (AKA Inspire Gallery), Dublin (Online), 2020

Solo Ensemble- Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, (Online), 2020

Westival 2020– Westival Virtual Gallery (Moved online due to COVID 19), Westport, Mayo, 2020

Among School Children– Invited Artists, Hamilton Gallery, 4 Castle Street, Sligo (Online), 2020

Imagine Together: Artists Unlocked – Group Show at Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, 2020

20th Annual SAS, Members Exhibition– Signal Arts Center, Bray, Wicklow, (Moved online due to COVID 19), 2020

Eva Gore Booth – Hamilton Gallery Sligo, externally exhibited at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), UCD, Dublin, 2020

Wicklow Artists: A Gathering – Pop-up Gallery La Touche Place, Wicklow, 2018 and 2019

16th Annual SAS Members Exhibition – Signal Arts Centre, Wicklow, 2015

Celebrating Motherhood – Gallery 75, Limerick – 2007

Eclectic – Tipperary Institute, Tipperary, 2007

Light Captured – Gallery 75, Limerick, 1997