"Living near the sea is almost as essential to me as breathing. A fascination with patterns on the Earth, pouring over maps and looking at the coastline are my inspirations here. Marking the divide between land and sea. Making Coastlines was my first Introduction to working with pure gold leaf. Such an exciting discovery!"

Do you have a favourite place by the coast?

Does it hold fond memories for you?
I would be happy to paint it.
For someone who lives near the sea the coastline is part of a sense of place. Look at a map and immediately you can point to home. Using maps and charts as an inspiration and reference point I paint coastlines with the land including islands in pure gold, the sea in rich tones of blue, green and purple with contours outlining the depths of the sea in ink.
Details for all paintings in this collection
(unless otherwise indicated)
    Dimensions 150 x 150mm  Framed 300 x 300mm
    Mixed Media - Beeswax, pigments, gold leaf, ink

Watch this short video to see how the gold leaf gleams as light passes over the surface. Mesmerising!
Achill Island
Bantry to Baltimore Fastnet
Blackwater to Cahore
Coastlines Curracloe
        Beeswax, pigment, gold leaf, ink
        Dimensions 100 x 140mm          


Dublin Bay Howth to Dalkey
Coastlines Dundalk Bay and Carlingford Lough


Hook Head, Co. Wexford
Lough Hyne to Unionhall


Coastlines Coastlines - Mussel Beds at The Raven

        Beeswax, pigment, gold leaf, ink
        Dimensions 125 x 90mm



North Channel - Isle of Man
Old Head of Kinsale to Roche's Point


Roaringwater Bay to Baltimore
Rosslare Harbour to Carnesore Point


Coastlines Sandycove to Dalkey Island
Seven Heads to Old Head of Kinsale


Strangford Lough


The Saltees off Kilmore Quay


Valentia Island to Dursey Island
Wexford Harbour St Helen's to The Raven
Wexford Rosslare to Curracloe




If there is any coastline anywhere in the world that has special meaning for you I would love to paint it.

Just get in touch



Here are some Coastlines I have painted before...

Coastlines Cahore Point towards Blackwater
Coastlines Carlingford Lough
Coastlines: Dun Laoghaire
Coastlines Rosslare Point to St. Helen's Bay
Coastlines Kilmore to Carne with Saltee Islands