Moving to Ireland in 1980 was the result of an increasing desire for a decisive change in both · lifestyle and environment and West Cork had re-awakened happy childhood memories of life in a rural society and landscape.
I arrived with no real plans other than to paint.
I'm lucky to have a good visual memory and work mainly from this.
Colour is probably more important than form in my work because of its emotional impact.
I have some problems with the concept of "inspiration" and find success usually comes with time and patience though its always exciting when a painting just happens.
Often when I look at pictures I did years before they take me by suprise and I wonder how they arrived.
Sometimes frustrating and sometimes magical painting for me is simply what I do.
Bridge Gallery Dublin 1998-2007
Kent Gallery Kinsale 1997- 2004
Guinness Gallery Dublin 1999
R.H.A.Banquet Exhibition Dublin 1993
Aer Rianta Cork Airport 1992
Claremorris Open 1988
E.V.A. Limerick 1987-1988
Living Landscape W.C.A.C.- Crawford Gallery Cork 1987
Ireland '85 10 West Cork Artists. Cork - Zurich 1985
Living Art Dublin 1981
Has work in private collections throughout Europe, U.S.A. Saudi Arabia and Australia
Corporate collections include B.A.S.F. Germany, I.B.E.C. and the Office of Public Works Dublin
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