Born and brought up in Dublin, Ireland, I now live near Cardiff, Wales.
My working life has been full of diversity. I have worked as a radio presenter, sports injury therapist and a reiki practitioner. The constant and consistent element of this varied career has been an ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with anyone. This is combined with a very personable approach and an ability to put people at ease.
My style is influenced by classic street photography and Surrealism and seeks to be engaging and quirky, bringing a playfulness to certain aspects of my work.
My artwork attempts to be provocative and playful and questions the viewer’s preconceptions they bring to the viewing experience and how they perceive and ultimately judge the work.
In 2013 I returned to university as a mature student and graduated in 2016 in Photographic Art (BA Hons) from the University of South Wales, Caerleon, nr. Newport.
Exhibitions etc. for ‘Babble’, ‘Babble On’ & ‘Babble On ‘n’ On
July 2016 – Cardiff M.A.D.E. as pick of the best work from the year’s Arts degree shows in South Wales.
September 2016 – 2016 Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) in China. UK photography graduates selected and curated by Sian Bonnell.
November 2016 – Cream 2016 in Brighton. London and Brighton based gallery Crane Kalman selection from the year’s photography graduates in the UK.
November 2016 – BBC permanent art collection – on the official opening of the Atrium, the new Cardiff campus of the University of South Wales, excerpts of ‘Babble’ were presented to the Director General of the BBC Sir Tony Hall.
December 2016 – Aesthetica magazine – Aesthetica Art Prize – 2nd round
May to July 2017 – Oriel CRiC Gallery, Crickhowell, S.Wales – Crickhowell Open Art Competition
November 2017 – St. Mark’s Church exhibition as part of Arts on the Hill, Newport, S. Wales
August 2018 – Penarth Open Art Exhibition, Penarth Pavilion, Penarth, S. Wales. Winner of Chairman’s Award
November 2018 – St. Mark’s Church exhibition as part of Arts on the Hill, Newport, S. Wales
April to May 2019 – Babble + ft. all 3 series of Babble, Solo exhibition, Cwtsh Community & Arts Centre, Newport, S. Wales
May to July 2019 – Oriel CRiC Gallery, Crickhowell, S.Wales – Crickhowell Open Art Competition