Originally from Keady, Co. Armagh, I work from my Galway studio living the dream……. My Dream!
I studied Fine Art and Design at The University of Ulster, Belfast graduating in 2002. I pursued a career in design but painting always remained in the back of mind. I made the decision in 2008 to follow my dream as a painter and I haven’t looked back since.

I paint vivid, uplifting images, drawing inspiration from nature, animals and positive life quotes we see and hear everyday. One of which is “Follow your dreams”!

My paintings are a unique combination of bright colours, quirky compositions and the inspiring stories behind the paintings result in my distinctive style, which has gained followers and customers over the years. I sell my work through art fairs, craft fairs and my website.

I also teach art workshops to groups in Galway at various venues, playing the fiddle or walking Salthill promenade dreaming up new creations.

Exhibitions

June 2015 – Arts Lounge, Monaghan.

April 2015 Renzo Cafe Gallery. The Vintage Ladies Collection

March 2015 Homelessness Awareness Art Exhibition , DCU Dublin

November 2014 – Artsource, RDS, Dublin

July-August 2011 – Solo Exhibition Sea, Sky , Strings. Newcastle Library, Co.Down

April 2009 – Joint exhibition – “A Touch on Irish Music”, Gallerie Du Cousee, Lens, France

January 2009 – Solo exhibition “From the Heart” St.Patrick’s Trian, Armagh

April 2008 – Solo Exhibition – “Hands On” Galway City Museum

Professional Memberships

VAI

Made In Galway

East Galway Artists

Publications

Publications:

2014 – Painting for CD Album Cover – 100 years old.

2014 – Festival Poster “A Box Full Of Treasure”, Forelli, Italy

2013 – Festival Poster “A Box Full Of Treasure”, Forelli, Italy

2013 – Miss Ulster Promotional Campaign – Portrait Painting

2011 – Miss Ulster Promotional Campaign – Portrait Painting

2008 – Cruinnu na mBad Festival Poster

2008 – Piece donated for auction Kennys Gallery, Console Charity, Galway City

Awards

2012 – Meath County Council Professional Artists Development Funding Award