About Me

 I currently live and work in Bangor Co. Down.

I have been using pencil and paint to explore the complexity of life and humanity for as long as I can remember. Although my working life took me in a different direction, working with humanity in particular children, enabling them to deal with life complexities.

The one thread that kept me connected to my true self was the use of pencil and paint using it within my various work settings. Over the years attending art course that continued to enhance and hone my skills.That thread has now become  my working life and that different direction experience of humanity in all its shapes and forms. In particular children, their connection to nature and other living things, their ability to float between realms of fantasy and reality and their roles in folklore and faerietales.

 When it comes to art making, for me, it is about breaking down then reconstructing the desires and fears of humanity through narrative portraiture ,paintings and more recently ceramics. Playing with texture and colour, layering up to create movement and depth to portray unspoken human emotions.

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Developing the Portriature                                        2013-2014

 

SERC Bangor                                                                                                                                              Foundition Dipolma Ceramics      distinction                         2016

SERC Bangor

Exhibitions

Andrews Gallery         Womens International Day                 2012

Titanic Belfast                group exhibition

Malone House           Ards Art Collective                             2015

Belfast                      group exhibition

The Curve                  Serc Bangor group                           2016

Bangor Library             exhibition       

The Space                   Meet the Maker                            2016

N.I. Tourist Board          group exhibition

Newtownards

Haptik Cafe                  Cracked Ceramics                          2016

Artspace Gallery              group exhibition  

Newtownards

RUA Annual exhibition         short listed                            2016

Ards Art Centre         Cracked Ceramics                           2017             

Newtownards           group exhibition

Walled Garden Bangor ForM Sculpture Exhibition             2017

RUA Annual exhibition     short listed                             2017

Walled Garden Bangor ForM Sculpture Exhibition             2018

RUA Annual Exhibition    Uluster museum Belfast            2018

IDA award                                                                   2017

Chimera Gallery Mullingar Ireland Exhibiting and sales

Synergy Studios Newcastle Northern Ireland Exhibiting and sales

Puffin Gallery Ballycastle Northern Ireland Exhibiting and sales

ceramic sculptures held in private collections