About

Originally from London I have recently (December 2016) re-located to Edinburgh.  I have an MA in Fine Art Contemporary Practice from Falmouth University, which I completed in 2012.  My BA (Hons) in Visual Art was gained in 2010 in Ireland with DIT’s innovative programme on Sherkin Island in West Cork. My work forms part of private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway and the USA.  As part of a scheme to bring art into hospitals, examples of my work are on permanent view in Cork University Hospital and in Bantry Hospital. In addition to my art practice in Ireland, I also worked for six years as co-Director of the West Cork Literary Festival, during which time I helped expand it to become one of Ireland’s leading cultural events. Prior to my time in Ireland, I lived in Spain where I worked for twelve years as a freelance journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker. I am a fluent Spanish speaker.  With a view to possibly undertaking a PhD in the future, I have been researching the subject of  impermanence in contemporary art, something that is often reflected in my own practice.  The work of artists Richard Wright and Karla Black is of particular interest – the former for his avowal that impermanence is the key, that he does not want his work to last; and the latter because although her materials are often organic and unstable, she does want her work to last and so is working with conservators on how best to preserve her installations.  

Nace en Londres.  Su relación con España lleva mas de 25 años de duración.  2012 – Licenciado de Masters en Arte Contemporáneo (MA: Fine Art Contemporary Practice) por la Universidad de Falmouth en Cornwall, Inglaterra.  2010 – Grado Honorado de Artes Visuales (BA Hons. Visual Art) por el Colegio de Arte y Diseño, Dublin, Irlanda.  Exhibe sus obras en Inglaterra, Irlanda y, ahora, España.  Además, su arte forma parte de colecciones en Francia, Escocia y los Estados Unidos.  Hablando de la inspiración de su trabajo, dice: “Me interesa la impermanencia – tanto de sujeto como de los materiales artísticos, o sea, cualquier cosa que transmite la transitoriedad de la vida.  Esta idea se puede manifestar en un cuadro donde la imagen se oculta con rayas de pintura blanca o, al otro extremo, en una instalación de tela fina que se deja deteriorar los elementos.  Mi estilo, en cualquier medio, parece que es de bocete rápido, aunque puede haber tardado bastante tiempo en realizarlo.  La figura humana también me fascina, aunque a veces salen cosas abstractas”. 

Solo Exhibitions
February -March 2016 – ‘Silencio Visible’, Centro Documental José Luis Cano, Algeciras, Spain.
June 2015  -  Residency, La Ermita del Consuelo, Jimena de la Frontera, Spain.
May – June 2012 – Residency, King Harry Ferry, Truro, Cornwall, UK.
May – June 2011 – Open Studios, Cornwall, UK.
November 2010 – Opened The Pink Armchair Studio/Gallery, Penryn, Cornwall, UK.
November 2009 – Organico Café, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland.
October 2007 – The Heron Gallery, Ahakista, Co Cork, Ireland.
February 2006 – Nudes, Organico Café, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Group Exhibitions
November 2014 – 41st International Art Competition, Gibraltar.
June 2014 – Open Studios, Corral de la Paca, Jimena de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain.
September 2012 – MA Fine Art Final Show, UCF, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK.
May 2011 – UCF  Tremough Photography Centre, Penryn, Cornwall, UK.
October 2008 – The Mulberry Gallery, Limerick, Co Cork, Ireland.
April 2007 – ‘Oil & Water’, Joint show with Deirdre Cairns, The Schull Gallery, Schull, West Cork, Ireland.
March 2006 – ‘Island’, 101 Talbot, Dublin, Ireland.
October 2004 – ‘Island’,  The Courtyard Craft and Exhibition Centre, Middleton, Co. Cork, Ireland.
October 2004 – Women’s Inter Island Network, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland.
August 2004 – ‘Impressions’, National Selected Printmaking Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, Ireland.
April 2004 – Group Performance, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Ireland.  Curator Amanda Coogan, AIB 2004 winner.