My themes celebrate the spirit of place, exploring silk’s natural
lustre to capture life in motion - loners, lovers, parents, children;
working, dreaming, meeting, work-or homeward-bound.
Bold lines and washes of colour breathe life into skies, fields and streets,
to which the silk adds its own unique lights. Set in landscapes as diverse
as Israel and Indonesia, Dublin and New York, each image stirs human interest;
humour and pathos, longing and belonging.
In 2002 I took time out to pursue painting full time. I choose silk over
oil or water-colour, as it was easy to travel with, while allowing me
to develop my skill in water-colour.
I travelled with a compact studio, ‘wheelie case’, a custom
made stretch out frame and 80meters of silk. Painting in deserts, forests,
cities, and on beaches: in Israel, Indonesia, America, Greece, England
I have fallen in love with Silk. The way the light comes through and how
a silk painting comes to life and breaths when a slight breeze moves it.
Silk has its own light.
My aim is to work on larger projects using natural pigments and to trace
the life of silk to its origins in Indonesia and China: to follow the
silk route home.
Bachelor of Arts degree; Fine Art. Major; painting, photography, design.
College of Marketing & Design, Dublin, Ireland (1983-1987)
Multi Media Foundation,
Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland (1982)
Film & video
Oxford Film & Video Makers film studio Oxford, UK. I have trained
in all aspects of film production and direction, including camera, sound,
scripting, and editing. (1995)
I have extensive experience of most design, animation and video editing
including Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator, Freehand,
Director, Fireworks, Flash, and Final Cut Pro
Art weeks, Oxford 2002, 2003: The Little Gallery, Broad Street 2004/2005,
Oxford: Covered Arts, Covered Market, High Street, Oxford: Art Ireland,
Dublin, 2005 (up-coming)
American Arts Fair, Lincoln Centre, NYC, USA, 2004: PLP Gallery, NYC,
USA: Silver Cellar, Brooklyn, NY, USA: Shapiro's Bay Walk, St. Petersburg,
FL, USA: J. Jeffrey Gallery, Fish Creek, WI, USA
The Cultural Centre, Ermoupalas, Syros, Greece: Theatre of Change, Athens,