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Biography

I am a visual artist working in the areas of drawing and painting. I was born in Wicklow, grew up in Kerry and now live on the Cork/Waterford border area.

I have studied animation in Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin and drawing in St. John’s College in Cork. I am a graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design with a B.A. (Honours) in Fine Art.

 

My background as a trained musician is a vital inspiration and stimulus in my art making; I am an All Ireland winning Irish harpist having performed and toured in Australia and played in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

 

I also have a Licentiate in Chinese Medicine, completing my studies in Dublin and Nanjing, China.

 

Painting and drawing is an embodied practice for me and is informed by over twenty years of meditation and reflection in the Vietnamese Zen Tradition.

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Awards

I have received purchase awards from PM Group,  Munster Technological University, Sample-Studios Graduate Associate Member Award 2023, Backwater Artists Network Award 2023 and Waterford City and County Council Bursary in 2023. I am also a member of Visual Artists Ireland and the Mór Artists Collective. My work is held in public and private collections in Ireland and Germany.

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