About

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.  In my art practice, I am interested in the subject of impermanence, of how so much of contemporary art, including my own, is made with materials that are not meant to last. Since moving to Merseyside towards the end of 2018, I am within a short walk of Antony Gormley’s Another Place, so I have an ideal opportunity to observe the effects of entropy on an art installation.  I write about art for the journal, Art in Liverpool, which has an online presence as well as producing a monthly printed edition. In addition to my art practice in Ireland, I was also co-Director of the West Cork Literary Festival, which I helped expand to become one of Ireland’s leading cultural events. Prior to my time in Ireland, I lived in Spain where I worked as a freelance journalist, photographer and documentary filmmaker.  My work forms part of private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway and the USA.  I am a fluent Spanish speaker.  

Nace en Londres.  Su relación con España lleva mas de 30 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, Escocia, Irlanda y 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 dejan 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”.  Desde los finales del añ0 2018 vive en Merseyside, UK, circa a la playa de Crosby.  Aqui se encuentra la instalación famosa del escultor, Antony Gormley – en lo cual se tiene un ejemplo de la impermanencia y el proceso del entropía, viendo los efectos constantes de los elementos.  Escribe articulos relacionados al arte para el periodico, Art in Liverpool.  

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
16-19 March 2018 – The Steel Shed DOK Artist Space, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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.