The world is going through such strange times right now.  We are watching the news so closely, constantly looking for something reassuring to latch on to.  Everyone is feeling like their life is on hold as we wait for things to get back to 'normal'.  So what have I been up to? 

 Well, I've given myself a good shake-up, stepped right out of my comfort zone and done something I never thought I would ever attempt.  I've painted a portrait... Taking up the #portraitsforhseheroes challenge has been a daunting but invigorating experience for me.  Read more...


'The Silence'

The Silence

I was asked to write about my response to the initial lockdown last Spring for a project involving artists, writers, photographers. It was a challenging thing to do -but sure it was, and still is, a time for challenges! I wrote a poem. I did a radio interview.  


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  Well, what can I say? There is always light at the end of the tunnel...

Wex-ART 2020

  Something new and exciting for Wexford artists. We were all set to have a Festival of Art for the month of October.  With only three days to go all plans were postponed.  Looking on the bright side all will be revealed in the Spring.  Everything is ready!


  From quite early out I knew that my annual exhibition was just not going to happen.  The Wexford Festival Opera went online and was spectacular!  At a time when all of Wexford would normally be soaking up the atmosphere and buzz it brings, I felt more than a little nostalgic.  This year would have been my 21st consecutive exhibition during Wexford Festival Opera.  Being an optimist by nature I will keep looking forward.  These strange times will pass and the future will bring many more years of exhibitions, festivals and the like.


  Usually the grand finale to my art calendar Art Source in the RDS is the premier Art Fair in Ireland.  Valiant attempts were made to provide an alternative event but it was not to be.  Next year will just have to be bigger and better!! 


  This is a movement that appears to be gathering legs #artistsupportpledge. An amazing initiative which has been garnering such momentum!  All work is for less than €200. There is a spirit of generosity behind the idea as once an artist sells €1000  they must then buy a work from a fellow artist.
Such a great way to start an art collection and for artists to support each other too.


Sometimes I like to look back... 

Well, this is a blast from the past.

Yes! It's really me. A different hair style and a couple of   years younger....

After all if I am going to tell you about the stories and  inspiration behind my paintings what better way to start than to share this video with you. It's really about where it all began ....