About the Artist
I am a Dublin based artist and work from my studio in my garden. Five years ago I had the opportunity to attend NCAD as a fulltime mature student and I graduated in 2016 with a BA Hons first class in Fine Art Print. Since graduating I have been painting up a storm and endeavouring to sell my work.
My artwork expresses my wonder and love of the natural world. The Irish countryside is the spark for my creativity. In particular I have a passion for trees and flowers. I am drawn to their complexity and beauty. The myriad of shapes, colours and textures inherent in the flora are a never ending source of inspiration.
I paint large scale colourful depictions of flowers with an emphasis on composition and design rather than realism. I render close-ups of motifs of nature in great detail but they are abstracted images. I focus on shape and colour while blending abstraction and realism to create work that at its core depicts the primary forms of nature. While traditionally flowers are perceived as feminine artistic symbols, my portrayal of the flowers emphasises the morphology and pigmentation of the motif. While I closely observe the specific details in the structures of the flowers I experiment with scale , line and colour to push the boundaries of representational art.
I have recently started to paint animal portraits, I was commissioned to paint someone’s beloved pet and I enjoyed it so much I have continued to paint animals.