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Artist Statement


My main concerns as a painter involve colour, light, texture and surface marks, and these remain constant  whatever my subject matter, which varies between portraiture, landscape and still life.


My recent work has concerned the wilder places of the UK and my native Ireland.  I love these islands, and hope that this reflects in my painting.  My work is constantly evolving in my quest to simplify things to their essential elements, namely, in the case of landscape, form and colour.  I enjoy experimenting with paint, pushing its limits and using it in unconventional ways.  As well as painting, I spend my time in my studio print-making, with collagraph being my favourite medium.  Its methods of building a plate, with layers and structure and ink applied in an intaglio form, lend a lovely parallel to the elements of wind and water building our landscape.  I am currently experimenting with monotype.

Some of my work reflects my concerns about the world and its peoples, most notably the refugee crisis that continues even when the eyes of the media are elsewhere.

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Curriculum Vitae


Education/ Training

2012 - 15  BA (Hons) Fine Art, Chester University (Wirral Metropolitan College)

2004 - 06  MA Consultation and Organisations (Psychoanalytic Approaches), Tavistock Institute and University of East London

2000 - 01 Introduction to Group Analysis, GAN, Manchester

1989 - 91  Diploma in Counselling, COMPASS, Liverpool

1982 - 85  Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Liverpool


Solo exhibitions:

2022  Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw

2018  Red Barn Gallery, Melkinthorpe 

2018  Editions, Liverpool

2017  Editions, Liverpool

2017  Staacks, West Kirby, Wirral

2016  Editions, Liverpool

2016  Staacks, West Kirby, Wirral

Group exhibitions:

2021  Through the Press, joint print show with Lindsey Moran, Editions, Liverpool 

2020  Royal Cambrian Open

2020  Wales Contemporary Open

2019  Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright

2019  Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw (gallery artist)

2019  Wirral Society of Artists, Atkinson Gallery, Southport

2018  Along the riverrun, GHLees, Biennial Independents

2018  Staacks, West Kirby, Wirral

2017 Co Organiser Any Frontier, Any Hemisphere, Group Exhibition concerning the refugee crisis

2017  Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw (gallery artist)

2017  Wirral Open, Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead

2017  Liverpool Open, Editions

2015  Print exhibition, Editions

2014  Liverpool Open, Editions

2014  Rathbone Studio, Birkenhead

2014  Albert Dock, Liverpool, 2nd year Gallery Practice show

2014  Wirral Open, Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead

2013  Artists' Club, Liverpool

2013  Wirral Open (highly commended), Williamson Gallery, Birkenhead

2013  Crosby Arts Fair, CHET

2013  Liverpool Open. Editions


Residencies etc

2019  Polpeor Gallery, Lizard, Cornwall

2015  Cill Riallaig, Co Kerry, Ireland








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