I’m a visual artist based in Wolfhill, Co. Laois. An oil painter, I’ve been selling my work since 2016, and just embarking on the thorny endeavour of promoting myself! My first solo show begins this week in Abbeyleix Library. It features the curlew, forestry, landscape and family life. I also paint bees in nature. I don’t vocalise my concerns for conservation, I paint them.
As an artist, what are the key challenges that you face on a daily basis?
Framing costs. Pricing outside Dublin- very different market. Identifying customer base when possibly 1% of this market will buy art.
What inspires you most about the county in which you live?
Landscape. Able to see the changing weather and seasons. I have a corner of it that’s my own.
What is your top tip for fellow artists?
You’re observant and curious by nature. Watch, learn and do it yourself.
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