My paintings and drawings are the creative expression of my response to the physical and emotional experiences of life. They are informed by constant drawing from observation combined with close attention to sensation, which I work to express through sensitivity to the paint and openness to the demands of the subject. I draw from nature and the figure, in charcoal and pencil, make experimental studies in a range of media and paint mainly with oils on canvas. 

My ultimate creative aim is to bring the sensation of the subject to the viewer as a direct experience through the physicality of the medium in which I am working: oil paint, charcoal, pencil or any thing else that answers the requirements of the moment.

I was born in Dorset, England, and my mother’s family are from West Cork (my great grandfather was a flour and guano merchant in Bandon!). Even as a child my heart was in Ireland so when in 2012 I settled near Bantry, I fulfilled a life-long dream.

 

EDUCATION & COURSES

  • BA(Hons) Graphic Design, (First Class)

RESIDENCIES

  • 2017 Artist Studio Residency, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre (10 weeks)
  • 2016 Artist’s Retreat, Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry
  • 2014 Artist’s Retreat, Cill Rialaig, Co. Kerry
  • 2003–2011 Artist in Residence, Trimar Hospice, Weymouth, Dorset
  • 2008 Artist in Residence, Highland Hospice, Inverness, Scotland (3 weeks)
  • 2007 Artist in Residence, Lewis Manning Hospice, Poole, Dorset, (10 weeks) 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (solo and group)

  • 2018 Blue House Gallery, (Solo) 
  • 2018 Elements: West Cork Landscapes, curated by Catherine Hammond, Skibbereen Arts Festival
  • 2017 End of Season 2017, Catherine Hammond Gallery
  • 2017 Vue Art Fair, RHA, Dublin with Catherine Hammond Gallery
  • 2017 Blue House Gallery, (joint show)
  • 2017 'Regions', Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
  • 2017 West Cork Creates
  • 2017 Skibbereen Arts Festival, Best of Blue House Gallery
  • 2016 End of Season 2016, Catherine Hammond Gallery
  • 2016 Vue Art Fair, RHA, Dublin
  • 2016 Blue House Gallery (solo)
  • 2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
  • 2015 Blue House Gallery
  • 2015 West Cork Creates, collaboration with Yvon O’Flynn
  • 2015 Galway Fringe Festival, Visual Art Exhibition
  • 2015 Hive Emerging Gallery, Waterford
  • 2015 ‘Borders’ - Katmandu, Kerry and Kildare, Nepal Leprosy Trust
  • 2015 The Clore Education Centre, The British Museum, London, Display Design
  • 2014 Royal Ulster Academy 133rd Annual Exhibition
  • 2014 1FT SQ, Higher Bridges Gallery Enniskillen, N. Ireland
  • 2014 Visual Arts Open, Higher Bridges Gallery Enniskillen, N. Ireland
  • 2011 ‘D&AD New Blood’, The Old Truman Gallery, Shoreditch, London
  • 2011 ‘Em[body]ment’, The Gallery, AUCB, Poole, Dorset
  • 2011 Growing Nature, (NHS Clinic permanent exhibition)
  • 2010 ‘For the Love of Offset’, South Studios, Dublin
  • 2008 The Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis, UK (solo)
  • 2005 ‘Rosetta Life’, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset (arts in health)
  • 2004 ‘Preserve’, Bridport Arts Centre, Dorset (installation)
  • 2004 ‘Rosetta Live!’, Riverside, Hammersmith, London (arts in health)
  • 2001 ‘Postcards from the Line’, (Solo Show) Bridport Arts Centre, UK (installation) 

 

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