I was born in Ireland and studied Fashion Design in Dublin and subsequently worked in costume design for many years.
I have had the very good fortune to visit and live in a number of different countries over the years. Traveling has influence my work in many ways.
When I lived in Australia for a number of years where I drew inspiration for my work from the rich and vibrant natural surroundings where I lived.
I enjoy creating landscape pictures, inspired by nature. It can be a challenge but worth the effort.
A lover of all things textile, I spend much of my time creating new pieces and exploring and developing new, different techniques including silk painting and machine and hand embroidery and often incorporates a technique using ‘wash-away’ material as a base to create a lace like effect.
Schools of Arts - Fashion Design
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Textile Artist, 2010, self taught.
Costume design in Television and film 1994 - 2011.
Costume Designer for RTE (TV Ireland).
Hat maker/designer, self employed, Dublin 1992 - 94.
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Warranwood Art Show March 2015.
Winner of Best Small Works “Through the Wood”
Judged By Kendrah Morgan,
of the Heide Museum of Modern Arts., Melbourne.
Yarraglen Art Show March 2017 Best new comer award.
Warranwood Art Show April 2017 Highly commended.