I studied art at the Crawford School of Art, Cork, and qualified to begin a full-time teaching career in Art and Crafts, which lasted almost 40 years. During this time I continued to develop my own skills in painting, sculpture and ceramics. Since retirement, I have been busier than ever.
I have developed self-taught techniques in bronze (see “Girl with Cello”) and bas-relief and 3-D sculpture. (see “Grandchildren” and “Self Portrait “ bust)
A recent commission is the portrait bust of 17th –century Oliver Plunkett, patron of Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland , for the venue of the same name in Oliver Plunkett street, Cork.
However, the main body of m work continues to be painting and drawing in the realist style. The subjects are many and varied: seascapes, portraits of people, pets, commemorative works for special events, rural and industrial heritage (champion plough-horses, steam threshers etc).
In particular, I find an endless source of inspiration in the Irish landscape and in the beautiful Boyne Valley where I live in the historic town of Drogheda.
I use various media including oil on canvas, watercolour, pastels, charcoal. I also provide custom artwork commissions. I am happy to speak with you about creating a unique piece for you.