BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in 1963, I attended the National College of Art and Design, in Dublin until 1985, when I achieved an Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting.

Leaving N.C.A.D. I painted professionally until becoming involved in the animation business. Having worked for a number of years as a Background Artist for the Irish-owned animation company, Animedia, I then worked for Don Bluth Animation Studios working on such feature films as Thumbelina.

In 2001, I returned to painting my own work and I have been painting full-time since then. At this time, I also began working with watercolours, which was a relatively new medium and challenge for me. I was subsequently elected a member of The Watercolour Society of Ireland. In 2003, I became a member of WAN (Wicklow Artists Network) and a member of the Signal Art Society. In 2004, I became a member of SSI (Sculptors Society of Ireland).

In 2005, my work was accepted to exhibit at the Florence Biennale. I received the Tyrone Guthrie Bursary Award and also the James Adams Salesroom Award.

I am currently working on a new body of work which has resulted from my residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Annamakkerrig).