'If you do the work that you do with a loving heart you will be able to create something beautiful.'
I grew up in Dublin and as a child I participated in the Texaco and Glen Abbey Art Competitions. As I won some prizes, I was encouraged to keep up the interest in drawing and painting. I attended Froebel College and Trinity College where I completed a Bachelor of Education Degree. When I qualified, I emigrated to Canada because of a fascination with the Native Indians. Teaching in remote communities presented me the opportunity to paint portraits of the childen. The experience was a tremendously exciting adventure.
After this, I returned home and taught children from the Travelling Community. During these years I attended the National College of Art and Design as an evening student, studying sculpure, life-drawing and portraiture. I also attended the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
I returned to Canada where I got married and spent many years painting and raising four children with my husband Brian. In 1996 we returned to Ireland and now live in Galway. I paint various subject matter, landscapes and interiors. Often figures form the focal point of my compositions. In recent years I have painted many portraits, work I find challenging and captivating. I have exhibited my paintings countrywide with six successful solo shows.