About me

Living in Achill again I am consumed in the moods evoked by wind, rain, sun, shadow, cloud, shoreline, horizons and much more. Being from Mayo and Achill in particular has a huge influence on my work. For me, painting is a conversation with the artwork itself. I am always inspired by the things we feel but cannot see.
I was born in Achill Island and educated in Achill and at St. Louis Convent, Kiltimagh. I had a wonderful art teacher, Sr. De Montfort who gave me a lifelong love of art and music. After a career in the Ulster Bank and First Active Building Society I returned to G.M.I.T. and received a B.A. in Fine Art and Design in 2007. I have been interested in Art all my like and enjoyed attending all the wonderful exhibitions in Dublin during the 70s and 80s. Living back in Achill again I am consumed in the moods evoked by wind, rain, sun, shadow, cloud, shoreline, horizons and much more. Being from Mayo and Achill in particular has a huge influence on my work. For me, painting is a conversation with the artwork itself. I am always inspired by the things we feel but cannot see.

Solo & Two-person Exhibitions.
“Veiled Spaces” (Solo) Ballina Arts Centre 2018
“Timeless” (2 person show) Greenway Gallery Westport 2012
“A Place in Time” (Solo) Áras InisGluaire, Belmullet, Co. Mayo 2010



Selected Group Exhibitions
'Salt of the Earth' Newport, Co. Mayo 2018
“Ceannbán” Abha Teangai Achill, Co. Mayo 2017
Group Show Custom House Studios, Westport 2015
“Fly by Night” Westport Arts Festival 2014
“Gravity” Achill Artists Abha Teanga, Achill, Co. Mayo 2014
“Small Talk” Westport Arts Festival 2013
“Twinning” Salle St. Louis, Viarmes, France 2013
Achill Artists Westport Arts Festival 2012
Summer Group Show Ealain Uisce, Mulranny 2012
“Open Season” The Dock, Carrick on Shannon 2012
Greenway Artists Expo Mulranny Park Hotel 2011
“Drawing Connections” Siena Art Institute, Italy 2011
“Things that Matter” Westport Arts Festival 2011
“Aurelia” Achill Artists Abha Teanga, Achill, Co. Mayo 2011
“Change Links” Mayo Education Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo2011
“Parallel with Nature” Ballina Art Centre, Co. Mayo 2010
Open Print Exhibition Custom House Studios, Westport 2010
“Double Vision” Westport Arts Festival 2010
“The Little Picture Show” Crow Gallery, Dublin 2010
Mayo Artists Show Linenhall Arts Centre 2005/7/9/11/13/15
“Aquila”, Achill Artists Kunsthausrhenania, Cologne, Germany 2009
Boyle Arts Festival Boyle, Co. Roscommon 2005-2014
“Cetorhinus Maximus” Achill Artists, Abha Teanga, Achill 2007
Summer Group Exhibition Saula Gallery, Achill 2007
“Turas” Mayo General Hospital. 2007
University College Hospital Galway 2006
Christmas Group Show Ealain Uisce, Mulranny. 2006


Collections:
Mayo County Council, University College Hospital Galway, and in public and private collections in Ireland and abroad.
B.A. Fine Art & Design. G.M.I.T. 2007