I am a visual artist based in Dublin. I work mostly with painting and drawing. Observational drawing has always been central to my work process. For me, drawing is a way of working things out and also a way of engaging with the world. When I draw from observation I get to understand my subject in an intimate way and this is important for me. It is a way of exploring how things exist both in the physical world but also how they connect to our subconscious. 

My paintings always begin with some form of drawing whether it is a loose reference to a set of drawings or a specific subject drawn directly onto the canvas or board. I work with oil paints because they are malleable and allow me to work and rework an image over time. Painting is a slower process but I love that a painting can evolve and even be surprising. My latest body of work explores ideas of nature and the built environment and is also about time and memory. 



I studied fine art in NCAD, graduating with a BA in painting in 1996 and hold an M.Sc in Interactive Digital Media from Trinity college Dublin. I have exhibited my work in Ireland and abroad and my paintings have been purchased for many corporate and private collections including The Office of Public Works, AXA Insurance, The Irish Management Institute and Bewley’s Ireland.


In addition to my studio work, I am a freelance arts facilitator. I have run creative workshops and youth engagement projects for Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council and Meath County Council. I have been on The National Gallery of Ireland’s Artists Panel since 2009 where I create and facilitate tailored art projects and workshops for the gallery’s Education, Early Years and Community Engagement programs.