Welcome to my home page.
I am an Irish mixed media visual artist based in Northern Ireland. I have had the privilege of a multi-discipline university experience that has developed into a diverse artistic practice. I make performance art and sculptural objects, often combining both. My methods progress through play and repetition, working on themes of identity, permission, interaction and a lowering of barriers, allowing the viewer a space for recognition and dialogue. The value and significance of objects and materials, (implied and perceived), is an underlying motive in the forms I make.
An important aspect of my work, both in solo and group projects, is to create a sense of inclusion for the viewer that encourages further investigation rather than disengaging the public.
As regular art workshop facilitator in R-Space at the Linen Rooms Gallery in Lisburn, Co Down, I encourage participants to play, without judgement, and give themselves permission to experiment.
I am a resident artist at R-Space Gallery and a member of Pollen Studios and Bbeyond Live.
I am currently attending the Belfast School of Art MFA Degree course, part time.