I am constantly looking to new possibilities in my art.
“There is no must in art because art is free”, quote by Wassily Kandinsky
Inspired by my surroundings in Co. Wicklow where I live.
is a series of paintings that has taken be back to abstraction in a profound and expressive way. My paintings are a direct response to my surroundings both in nature and on a personal level.
These works continue to celebrate my passion for forestry and being surrounded by nature. I wanted to push abstraction more with these and to be more expressive with colour, light and atmosphere.
This series was a celebration of life and I was drawn to fragility in nature that reflected our own mortality and the chance of life that was by chance, us who came into existence.
This series drove me in a new direction where I explored my art and drawing more from nature again.
This series of paintings took me into my own deep personal darkness. Who was I in the world and the many mixed thoughts and feelings I had about my adoption and origins. Finding my natural birth mother and exploring my own motherhood and what it was to belong to something and someone were all heavily visited in this series of paintings. Mortality, existence and the significance of it all, became my preoccupation at the time.
This body of work came from my surroundings back home in Co. Clare.