about the art
I take inspiration from my daily meanderings through life paying special attention to the magical world that is nature itself where often times memory is triggered and a seed of creativity is planted. Paying special attention to detail is paramount to my practice. Found objects and recyclables, particularly mixed media and textiles are my main mediums of choice
3D assemblage work interests me greatly.
Whimsy and the magic of memory is evident in my work, as is vivacious colour In our current 'throwaway society’ I aim to, where possible to reuse and/or repurpose items that have been discarded by those that have gone before us. Through my photographic work I am forever mindful of the ‘decisive moment’, I aim to convey a sense of the beauty and intrigue that can be captured even in the mundane. To try, as it were, to capture the ordinary and present it as extraordinary.
about the artist
2016-18 Photographic studies at St. John’s Central College Cork
2015 Contemporary Applied Arts, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork
2014 Professional Art Practice/ Fetac Level 6 Painting and Sculpture, St. John’s Central College, Cork
Project Arts, Loophead Hedge School, (Summer school) Cross, Co Clare
2013 Abstract Art, Summer School, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare
2013 Foundation Poetry, art and Drama, Expressive Arts Ireland, Co Kilkenny
2013-14 Personal Development Diploma (Yr 1), S.H.E.P
2011 Art Therapy Foundation, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork
2011 Art Therapy Summer School, crawford College of Art and Design, Cork
2010 Creative Textiles, Fetac L4 Colaiste Stiofan Naofa, cork
2009 Art Summer School Sherkin Island, West Cork
2009 Drawing, Fetac L5, Colaiste Cathay Naofa, Dungarven, Co Waterford
2008 Art Craft and Design Fetac L5, St Johns central College, Cork
1994-1997 B.A Honours Degree, Archaeology & Geography, University College, Cork.
Solo Photographic Exhibition
St Peters, Cork
Member of the Cork Textiles Network