Hi and welcome to my website.
Thanks for checking me out and I hope you like my art.
I paint a range of subjects like magnified depictions of fruit, pet & people portraits, contemporary landscapes and seascapes and my “Happy Fish” collections. They have real fun expressions to paint and I try to exaggerate on that. I introduce a touch of humour to certain pieces, where you might discover a hidden amusing element in the painting. Last year I introduced some new pieces workedin Genuine 23 and 24 carat gold leaf and new abstracts. I am working on evolving these and merging into my current work for a new aspect to my style.
My art is about happiness. I want it to feel uplifting to look at. While I totally love and respect art that makes a point to bring attention to unjust causes, I believe if you buy a piece of art, it should brighten up your home, make you feel happy and perhaps even be a talking point at dinner parties.
I am influenced by the impressionists like Vincent Van Gogh (my favourite artist) & Monet, and Turner’s mastery of illustration and atmosphere. I am inspired by my natural surroundings; Form, colour, reflections, light & shadow, interactions, sometimes even TV.
I paint in oils, layering it on and often using acrylic mediums and other methods to create under-painted textural effects. My work is continually evolving combining contemporary art guided by traditional approaches.
Make sure to say hello if you see me at the RDS or any other Art Fairs, I love to meet new people and talk about art.
I love to teach art! Here's my teaching experience:
Group & Private teaching to children and adults 8 + years from 2011 to present
(See facebook Red Apple Arts)
Carlow & Kilkenny ETB/VEC
6+ Years from 2013 to date
Community & Special needs groups including one year with Carlow Wheelchair Ass.
Carlow Educate Together School 6mths project
Jan to June 2018
Supervisor / print run planner, Castle Industries,
Isle of Man. Feb 1992 to Dec 1993
Supervisor/ print run planner/screen printer, Fashionflo, Dublin 3
Sept 1989 to Feb 1992
Further supervisory education through Business & managing people and systems training CAT Accounting. Received Commendation for paper CAT paper 5 "Managing People & Systems" awarded 3rd place in Ireland, 27th place world-wide out of 10,800 participants examination 2008s
Registered Sole Trader - Registered Professional Artist - Garda Vetted - Registered Tutor with CKETB