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I am a wildlife artist and keen bird watcher. I work in acrylic, watercolour, drawing and collage as well as digitally. Behind each finished piece is field work – hours of watching and sketching birds from life until they are embeded in my mind's eye.
Living in Northern Ireland, I am able to observe birds from as far north as the arctic circle and as far south as Africa and South America. This seasonal coming and going has been part of life and culture here for as long as there have been people to witness it.
I am just the latest in a long line of “watchers” stretching back for generations. The birds likewise are the latest in generations that go back into the far distant past.
I am interested in creating narratives that explore and communicate stories about birds which are local but which also travel great distances. By connecting our small corner of the world to the rest of the planet, they function as both evidence and as a powerful metaphor of the interdependence of the natural world.
If you happen to be in Orkney over the summer, make sure to call into The Beach Gallery on Hoy, who are kindly hosting an exhibition of my work. The show runs from 1 March to 30 September 2019
My work can also be seen at:
Art on the Rails
The Creative Peninsula launches its 18th year this August. I will be taking part in the exhibitions, the Creative Peninsula in the square and Alfresco Art as well as delivering a workshop on drawing a moving object.
You can download the full brochure of events here
Creative Coast Exhibition
In conjunction with the Creative Peninsula and August Craft Month, The Copeland Collective will be bringing this group show to Haptik Coffe and Art. This, our 5th exhibition as a group Celebrates the inspirational North Down and Ards Coastline. The show runs 1st -
|Branta bernicla hrota|
|Here be Beasts|
|Mullingar Arts Centre|
|Drawings and watercolours|
|The Garfield Street Variations|