I am Irish-Australian and I was born in Geneva, Switzerland where I’ve lived most of my life. I have also lived in the USA, UK and France. I’ve studied at Edinburgh College of Art and NCAD but I consider myself self-taught. I have been working as an artist for ten years and doing it full-time for three. I love experimenting and that has formed an important part of my practice to date. Initially my focus was on digital art and portraits. My work now mainly consists of printmaking (figurative mostly and at times darkly humorous) and landscape-inspired abstract paintings. In a world where life is increasingly busy and often chaotic, I attempt to reduce my memories and perceptions of landscape down to shapes, lines or shadows using a limited colour palette. I believe, like Hofmann, that “the ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak”. Each painting is a response to a different landscape.
I also run a blog promoting women artists – mainly emerging.
As an artist, what are the key challenges that you face on a daily basis?
Working in isolation, being self-motivated and I struggle with the business aspect of it all.
What inspires you most about Kildare?
What is your top tip for fellow artists?
Perseverance and work, work, work. You have to want to work even when you’re not selling, not showing and don’t seem to be getting anywhere. That shouldn’t even be a factor!! And get on Instagram!
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