I am an artist who works in different mediums with an emphasis on photography and installation. I like to think my images create windows where the viewers can be whisked away to different worlds and absorbed by the atmosphere.
At the age of six my father gave me my first camera a ‘Kodak Brownie 127’. I started to take photographs of the clouds, sea and the minutae of life. Age seventeen he gave me an old Leica camera from his collection and off I went to discover the world.
He had an optical business so looking through lenses was part of the everyday. Microscopes, Leica and Zeiss cameras, spectacles, as well as playing with beautiful handblown glass eyes madefor the blind, gave me curiosity and the ability see instead of just look.
My images are printed by a master printer to a sophisticated quality, on fine art archival paper. As much care and attention is taken with the prints as with the image. This gives a luminosity and presence more akin to painting and drawing. The larger photographs are printed and signed limited Editions of 10 printed on archival paper that has a similarity to watercolor paper.
Diploma in Art and Design, Kingsway College, London 1994
BA Hons Fine Art ,Crawford College of Art, Cork Ireland. 2011
Teaches Art at Kinsale Further Education College
Member of Sculpture Factory and Cork Printmakers
1995 – EV+A Limerick (Selected by the Curator of the Reina Sofia Gallery Madrid)
1996 – Iontas Touring Exhibition: Sligo, Dublin & Ormeau Baths, Belfast
1998 – Scoip, SiamsaTire,Tralee
1998 – Solo Installation at Dublin Zoo (televised)
1999 – West Cork Arts Centre (prints selected by artist Brian Kennedy)
1999 – Art Trail Cork
2002 – Rhode Island Hall, Rhode Island, N.Y. USA
2003 – Cork Printmakers Touring Exhibition (prints selected by artist John Shinnors)
2004 – Triskel Art Centre Cork, Printmakers Touring Exhibition (prints selected Brian Kennedy)
2004 – The Fenton Gallery Cork, Raw Not Cooked (curated by Katherine Boucher-Beug)
2004 – King House. Roscommon, “Trunk Show” The Artist as Traveller
2004 – Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, The Artist as Traveller
2005 – Art Trail Cork, Video Uncommercial Break
2006 – Kinsale Arts Week, Barrack St Studios
2006 – Arthaven Cobh
2006 – Kinsale Arts Week, Crackpots Gallery
2006 – Cork Printmaker Show, Halsingland Museum Sweden
2007 – Kinsale Arts Week, Touchwood Studio
2007 – The Women’s Gallery London
2008 – Crackpots Gallery Kinsale, Solo Exhibition
2008 – Kinsale Arts Week, Cork Printmakers, Charles Tyrrell Selects
2009 – Grove House Schull
2010 – Blackrock Medical Hall
2010 – Kinsale Arts Week Touchwood Studios
2010 – E.P.A. Johnstown Castle Wexford Opera Festival
2011 – Start 2011, Photographic Exhibition, Wandsworth Quay
2011 – Fledgelings, Lavit Gallery Cork
2012 – Human Rights Exhibition Cork Vision Centre.
2013 -The Poetry Project Video JuneFairhead (online project)
2014-Paper -Works Gallery Napier New Zealand