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