BACKGROUND

I am an Irish Artist and Designer with a BA in Visual Arts Practice & a BDES in Design Communications from IADT, Dublin graduating in 2001 and 2009. I was originally a graphic designer and after working in the design for print arena for many years, I decided to follow a more creative route and return to college to study Fine Art. After graduating I lived and worked in Berlin and Venice working as an artist assistant to Thomas Kilpper & Anselm Reyle & various artists in the Venice Biennale. During this time, I developed my art studio practice & began developing my brand of wearable art. I have exhibited in Ireland, Germany, Italy, USA and the UK. In 2016 I was chosen to be part of the ‘Imago Mundi' Irish Collection representing Ireland as part of the Luciano Benetton collection. In 2018 I was selected to be part of the Dublin Canvas project. I am a member of the Design & Craft Council of Ireland (DCCOI) & Visual Artists Ireland (VAI)

 

My painting practice is playful and experimentative and my approach layers and fuses bold vibrant colour with contrasting stripes, pattern, collage and energetic mark making. My work is visually diverse and my paintings and prints are process based and intuitive toying with the dynamic interplay of these different elements. I use multiple layers and juxtaposed shapes to create a unique, unpredictable and eclectic experience for the viewer. I like to work through various mediums with particular emphasis on painting & printmaking.