A native of Rush, Co Dublin, I have grown up beside the sea beneath expansive skies and a landscape that has inspired generations of artists. Rocky sea shores and craggy cliffs quickly lead to calm landscapes that beg to be drawn and painted.
I was born in 1967 and began exhibiting professionally at the age of twenty. I am completely self-taught and, at this stage in my life, find myself now with the time to pursue art full time. Pastel and oil are my mediums of choice.
Ib Jorgenson Fine Art, Gorry Gallery, Oisin Art Gallery, Combridge Fine Arts, The Lavitt Gallery, The Sea Horse Gallery, Skerries Gallery, Killarney Art Gallery, Pigyard Gallery, Angela Woulfe Gallery.
Selected group shows
RHA , RUA , National Portrait Awards, Figurative Art Ireland, Zoological Society of Ireland, various gallery group shows (primarily Oisin Gallery).
I have had three solo exhibitions, in 1996 at the Skerries Art Gallery, 2008 at the Seahorse Gallery and most recently at the Seamus Ennis Arts Centre (2021) . Fingal County Council bought four pieces for their collection at my recent show. They now have six of my pieces in their collection.
Guest demonstrator and judge for the Dublin Plein Air Festival and a plein air festival run by Solstice Arts Centre in Navan.
Recently I organised an exhibition to raise significant funds for the victims of Ukraine War. Artists throughout Ireland and the UK donated artworks, raising a total of 12,000 euros. A second exhibition to raise funds will take place in Monaghan in May 2023.
Nationwide Art Tour From May 29th, my work will travel the length and breadth of Ireland through a series of solo exhibitions. These are designed to broaden my outreach as an artist, promote and develop my brand, connect with Artists and Art lovers to develop recurring exhibition / commission opportunities. There will also be opportunities to create a vast amount of social media content. Linking with local media, print and radio etc., working with local Artist collectives.
Venues booked now will take me to Rush, Skerries, Cong, Adare, Ballinasloe, Wexford, Monaghan and Donegal. A larger solo exhibition will take place in the Laneway Gallery in Cork as part of this tour, in April 2024. A Northern Irish venue will be booked shortly.
Group shows are not included in this list. A new role In the coming months will see myself become part of a small team of Cultural Ambassadors creating content for a major Irish environmental organisation.