Although I am Irish and frequently make work in Ireland I have for the past few years shared a studio for much of the year in Switzerland.All of my recent work was made there.
I work in series but not chronologically...that is I frequently re-visit themes over the years as the impulse arises.I often add to a series after a long break. I find this gives me a new perspective on the work. I like this sense of slow evolution over a long time.I frequently use photographs as a reference for my work, both my own and the photos of friends and family. I also make use of images downloaded from the Internet. Some recent preoccupations include images of conflict, accident or death, especially involving animals or children....the original impetus for this series was a reading of Blake's Songs of Innocence and experience...another series explores the vulnerability of the individual as an object of scrutiny, for instance before the gaze of the camera.
My recent work touches on the world of science as a form of religious awe... it was initially inspired by a re-seeing of the cult television series Cosmos…Read More
I studied painting as a mature student at the National Collage of Art and Design in Dublin and have a degree in fine art. (2005) ,
I am a recipient of the National University of Ireland Painting Prize (2005)
National University of Ireland Permanent Collection
Department of Education Dublin Permanent Collection
Financial Services Centre Dublin Collection…Read More