a little about me

I am an Irish contemporary visual artist based in my studio in Ballinahown, Athlone, Co Westmeath. 

 I work with a variety of mediums and  I am recognised for my work in Encaustic

I create, with a degree of spontaneity, unique and thought provoking pieces to enthral the viewer.

My art is inspired by my passion and emotional connection to the local bog lands, nature, rust and found objects.

 

 

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My unique Ecaustic Art embeds bog cotton, heathers and even decaying antiquities to become entwined within the layers of pigment wax. Enthralling and captivating the viewer with an air of mystique and encapsulate memories from bygone days.

I also love to work with local community groups and I facilitate workshops for all ages and abilities.

I aim to develop and encourage an individual’s creativity and share my extensive knowledge of art and techniques to achieve enjoyment and personal achievement.

 

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I have recently graduated in Fine Art from GMIT and have a certificate in Community Art Development from NUI Maynooth. In 2013 I  participated in Engaged, a group show in the Luan Gallery, Athlone. My work was selected for VISUAL, Carlow, as part of Eigse 2014 curated by Martin Gale and Rachel Joynt and the Galway Fringe Festival open submission 2014 and 2015. I only recently completed a residency at Cill Rialaig, County Kerry and my work is included in the State Art Collection.

I attended the 9th International encaustic conference in Provincetown, Massachusetts in June 2015 and had work included in the juried show Minimal/ maximum.

In 2016 I was awarded a scholarship to the 10th International encaustic conference and had a piece of my work selected for its juried show.

I have work exhibited in  many group shows and 3 solo exhibitions during 2015. My design has been selected to be part of the Jack and Jill Children’s foundation arts initiative Hares on the March.