Many subjects inspire me and my paintings often feature landscapes, townscapes and interiors. I work mainly in oils but embrace other media too, such as soft pastels and pen and ink. My latest work has explored using palette knives. I Love them! I enjoy how they can showcase the textures of the paint and the energy of the painting process, as well as impart the enthusiasm I feel for my subject matter. Up close, this is all visible yet my work is still representative from a distance. My paintings and pastels can be found in the galleries listed in the gallery page but I also take private commissions. I teach workshops and courses in drawing and painting. I am available to do demonstrations of my painting style for art clubs.

My Background

I studied Fine Craft Design in University of Ulster, Belfast and graduated in 1994. I started a ceramics business, where I was the only (crazy?) artist making their own-designed bone-china coffee-sets with original hand-painted pattern designs in addition to their unique forms in Ireland. My customers included Harrods and Thomas Goode of Mayfair and I sold internationally also. I changed my career towards interiors when I began my family. I fell in love with painting again in 2014 after completing a family commission and was soon planning my first solo exhibition. Five more have followed and there will be another coming up next April 2020 in the Oriel Gallery in Antrim.