Sept 2020: Selected Royal Ulster Academy of Art

Sept 2020: Selected Royal Ulster Academy of Art

Twice I’ve been shortlisted for the Royal Ulster Academy’s annual exhibition but finally I’ve had a painting accepted! ‘Leap’, 2019  will be part of this much respected exhibition now in it’s 139th year. Sometimes when I’m reapplying for shows year to year without...
August 2020: The Things You Forget

August 2020: The Things You Forget

So @cassart1984 recently invited me to do a blog interview with them. What a compliment as I’ve been trotting in and out of their stores and buying their products since I moved to London almost 8 years ago. You can read the interview here:...
July 2020: Arts Bursary Award Winner!

July 2020: Arts Bursary Award Winner!

You know when you get some good news, like really good news? Well I had one of those days this month! I am thrilled to be a 2020 Arts Bursary Award recipient from the Women’s Irish Network (WIN) in conjunction with the UK Irish Embassy. This news has just lifted...
June 2020: Green and Me

June 2020: Green and Me

Last month I did a live IGTV interview with @artfullysorted discussing my painting practice. It was the first time I had done an instagram interview and what I really liked is that you could see other users joining and asking questions. One asked ‘Why is blue so...
Sept 2020: Selected Royal Ulster Academy of Art

April 2020: Big news!

I have some really good news to share with you and I think we could all use a little bit more of that! I’m delighted to announce that I have released a collection of original paintings and limited edition prints with London based gallery Hatch Limited...
April 2020: #ArtistSupportPledge

April 2020: #ArtistSupportPledge

I wanted to let you know that I am participating in #artistsupportpledge. If you are not aware of this it’s a simple concept that is happening internationally to support the creative industry. Artists commit to selling work at a reduced rate of £200 (plus...
March 2020: The Importance of Doodling!

March 2020: The Importance of Doodling!

In my practice it’s important to take time to sit and doodle. When I do this I allow my mind to wander and new ideas start to emerge. Doodling is play-full and its this element of playfulness that helps my work develop. It also warms up my hand and mind before...
Jan 2020: Then & Now…. 2010-2020!

Jan 2020: Then & Now…. 2010-2020!

It’s the 3rd of January and I’m sat in my studio thinking over the last decade- that then and now chat most of us have at this time of year. To jog my memory I flicked through my visual diary from 2010 when I was in the final year of my undergrad. in fine...
Oct 2019: Open Studio 2019

Oct 2019: Open Studio 2019

It’s October which means its Open Studio time! I have had a studio at Delta House since Sept 2018 and this will be my second open studio here. It’s a great event where you can meet the makers in our studio, chat and have any questions you have answered. I’m in...
Residency complete- what an experience!

Residency complete- what an experience!

If anyone reading is thinking about doing a residency I would absolutely recommend it! Last year I applied to Cill Rialaig Artist Residency in Co. Kerry, Ireland as I had heard a lot of good things about it plus it’s a part of Ireland I don’t know that well. Also at...
This is a first!

This is a first!

Last year I was really pleased to be selected for a residency at Cill Rialaig arts centre in Co.Kerry, Ireland. Since receiving the notification email offering me a place I’ve been making notes on how I want to spend my time there because this is my first residency...
Commissions

Commissions

I’m regularly asked if I do commissions and yes, I do! The above painting ‘Steadied Thinking’ was my first 2019 commission for an American collector. It’s a great compliment to be commissioned for a private collection and I really enjoyed...
New website!

New website!

Yae, a new website has been on my ‘to do’ list for a ridiculously long time- it’s been most satisfying to finally cross it off! I’m not the most technically minded person so getting it done was a task I need help with. I was very lucky to be...