I am an artist and potter living and working at the foothills of the Ballyhoura mountains in north Co. Cork, Ireland. I studied Fine Art at Sligo I.T., where I graduated with an Honours BA Degree in 2003. After painting and exhibiting my work for a number of years, in 2016 I set up a ceramic studio where I make functional ceramics on the potters wheel.
In 2018 I was accepted in the renown Crafts Council of Ireland Ceramics Skills and Design Course, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, where I will continue to further develop my skills until 2020, alongside keeping my ceramic studio running.
In the past I have exhibited my paintings in numerous solo and group shows, including the RHA, Dublin; Siamsa Tíre Arts Centre, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co, Mayo; Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow; Nenagh Arts Centre, Co, Tipperary; St. James’ Church, Dingle, Co. Kerry; Alley Arts Centre, Strabane, Co. Tyrone; Belmont Mill Studios, Co. Offaly; Custom House Studios, Westport, Co. Mayo; Dare to Joust Gallery, London; Origin Gallery, Dublin; Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo; Red de Arte Joven, Madrid; Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, Co. Clare; Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo; An Díseart, Dingle; Catherine Hammond Gallery, Skibbereen, Co. Cork; Rua Red, Dublin; Éigse Visual, Carlow; Wexford Arts Centre; Claremorris Open, Co. Mayo; Linnenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo; Sligo Art Gallery; Mullingar Arts Centre, Co. Westmeath; Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick; Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo. In 2012 was awarded a Materials and equipment Bursary from Kerry Co. Co.; and I have also been an artist in residence at the Custom House Studios, Westport, Co. Mayo; the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo; Belmont Mill Studios, Co. Offaly; and Cill Rialaig Project, Co. Kerry.