MY ART JOURNEY

 

I am an abstract artist living and working in West Cork, Ireland. I am also and an Interior Architect and have worked in this profession on and off for 15 years between Ireland and Canada. I always had a keen interest in Art from a very young age, I definitely knew it was my calling in life. It wasn’t a viable option to become an artist back in the 80's and so I discovered design as an alternative to this. Which has been a massive benefit to my art business as far as understanding design software and design aesthetics. 

Whilst living in Canada for 8 years I  studied Classic Realism in ‘Nicole Sleeth Atelier’, It was during this time my creative juices ‘sparked’ and I started to experiment with media and styles which have eventually transitioned into abstract pieces. I still dabble in realism which i find very therapeutic and grounding, it definitely helps with my abstract pieces in a profound way. 

My work has an abstract ethereal quality which is characterized by a color palette I use, layered with a mixture of muted deep tones and splashes of bright color. I use a mixture of inks, acrylics, spray paint and even oils in my pieces depending on the mood i want to create in the work. My work is definitely driven by color and flow. My compositions can be a delicate balance of intricate forms and concentrated layers of color. I work intuitively and like to formulate interpretations of nature in my head and then onto  canvas.

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My work is held in private collections all over the world and currently represented by ‘Art 5 Gallery’ in Brighton, UK.

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