I am an artist who was born in Ireland. I have lived and worked in Dublin, Paris and New York, and have called Toronto my home for many years.
Living in Canada and experiencing the Canadian winters and summers, I am continually inspired by the beauty and resilience of the natural world. This fragile beauty of nature is the major influence on my art. I strive to represent the miracle of nature in modes that are colourful, expressive and accessible.
I hope that my art will bring brightness and joy into people’s homes and lives and remind them of the importance of appreciating and preserving nature.
I take photos walking through the park and around my neighbourhood. Colour is what attracts my attention first, whether it’s flowers or trees in the park, fruit and vegetables outside the grocery store, the contents of a shop window, colourful clothes on a passer-by, or any number of other things. Many of these photos then become reference materials for painting ideas and colour schemes.
I paint in colourful layers with acrylics on gallery-stretched canvas or cradled wood panels, using brushes, stencils and other mark-making tools. I use different viscosities of acrylic paint, together with acrylic mediums, to achieve my desired semi-abstract outcome. I also design greeting cards, clothing, silk scarves and accessories from my art.
I am an active member of West Toronto Artists, a west-end Toronto community-based art group.
Current and Recent Exhibits
November 4 - 6, 2022 - 501 Alliance for Art 'Gift of Art' Exhibit & Sale, 501 Alliance Avenue, Toronto
September 24, 2022 - Geary Art Crawl, Toronto
June 4 & 5, 2022 - West Toronto Artists Outdoor Art Tour
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November 18, 2021 - Art Tour LIVE - Art Tour Collective Show & Sale LIVE on our YouTube Channel - 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Art Tour Collective Online Show and Sale
November 21 to December 6, 2020
August - September, 2020 - solo show at Ideal Coffee cafe, 221 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto
National Arts Drive - Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm - As part of the National Arts Drive, a socially distanced event, I am exhibiting my paintings on the front porch of my home studio in Toronto.
November 6-17, 2019 - Group Show, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road, Toronto, Ontario M4K 2B9
Meet the Artists Reception Sunday November 10 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm June 22, 2019
Summer Solstice Art Market - For more information go to http://www.arttourcollective.com/solstice-art-market
May 31-June 2, 2019 - Art Tour Collective Annual Studio Tour - For more information go to http://www.arttourcollective.com/studio-tour
I am exhibiting at the Bergmanis Preyra Law Office, 2926 Dundas Street West, Site 22 on the map.
February 2019 - “Winter Blues” Art Tour Collective Group Show, Neilson Park Creative Centre
June 1 through June 3, 2018 - Toronto's West End Art Collective Annual Studio Tour
April May 2018 - solo show at Ideal Coffee, 221 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto
September 2017 - Art Tour Collective Group Show, Art Square Gallery
June 2017 - Annual Studio Tour February 2017