Bio

I was born in England in 1952 and came to Ireland over 30 years ago.  My interest in art stems from this time.  I attended night classes in NCAD and Dun Laoghaire Art School.  I have also studied under Tony Kew, Avoca and Sister Pauline of the Ecology Centre, Wicklow.

My interest in Zen leads me to paint with an immediacy and vibrancy as I seek to capture the richness of the ‘now’.  Many of my paintings show the moon, with its air of feminine mystery.  As a symbol it represents the divine presence in our lives.

My paintings reflect my creative response on an intuitive and meditative level to the world around me.  I take no photographs and do not sketch, but rather allow each painting to evolve from a fragment of colour and inner memory.  As such I seek not to be in control, but more of a channel for the richness of the world around me.

I have had Solo Exhibitions in the Arklow Visual Arts Gallery in 2011 and 2013.  I also had a Solo Exhibition at the Signal Gallery in Bray 2014.  I participated in a Group Show, at the Mermaid Gallery, also in Bray.  In 2015 I took part in a number of group shows, and had one Solo show. In 2016 I participated in the Members’ Exhibition in Arklow Visual Arts, and also had a Solo Exhibition there in 2017.  In 2019 I took part in the Signal Gallery’s Members’ Open Submission Exhibition’

My paintings are in collections in Canada, USA, Australia, England, Ireland and on the Isle of Wight.