Formerly a creative director of Artizan, a branding consultancy and design studio, I spent 20 years conceptualising and directing creative digital solutions for a broad range of clients within Ireland. At the end of 2019, I made the decision to close my business, leave the world of digital and follow my heart back to art and painting.
My current focus is around the theme of connection – the absence and discovery of it. I am fascinated by how we connect within, with each other and with our environment.
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I have always been interested in people - all the subtle ways in which we act, react and interact. It probably explains why I’m so drawn to portraiture. Almost all my paintings contain people. Trying to accurately capture someone's facial features together with the vibes they emit is a challenge that captivates me.
In addition to portraiture, I like to create conceptual pieces that explore the theme of connection. After embarking on my own inner journey in 2017, I have become very aware of how much or little we check in with ourselves and how this affects our connection with others and the world around us. My art often relies on surrealism to communicate these concepts more effectively.