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About Me

I am a wildlife artist illustrator and designer and a keen bird watcher. I am based in County Down in Northern Ireland. I create images and stories about the wildlife I see around me. Most of my ideas come from watching animals and drawing from life. You can get an Idea of the work I make by visiting my galleries page.

I am always looking for new and fun ways to tell wildlife stories in any way I can.

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Awards

I Have been awarded a number of awards and bursaries that have supported my work, allowing me to travel, take up opportunities, create projects and many other things.

2021 The Great Kit Challenge materials grant from Top Floor Art.

2020 Arts Council funding award under the Individual Emergency Resilience Program.

2020 Really Helping Artists micro grant from the Royal Hibernian Academy.

2020 Ards and North Down Borough Council bursary for residency at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre

2018 Society of Wildlife Artists bursary for The John Busby Seabird Drawing Course.

2018 RSPB Nature in the City Competition – Highly Commended for “Urban Crash Pad”

2017 Ards and North Down Borough Council Residency Bursary for Ballinglen Arts Foundation.

2017 Arts Council NI Travel Award for “Parliament of Owls”, Quebec.

2016 Ards and North Down Borough Council Individual Artists Fund.

2009 Arts Council NI Support for the Individual Artist Programme for ‘Here Be Beasts’, Castle Espie WWT.

2006 Arts Council NI travel Award for ‘Through our Eyes’, New York.

2002 Pro Art prize for ‘In Mulroy Bay’ NAPA Annual Exhibition.

Residencies

Residencies, where an artist gets to go away and use a studio space for a time or have experiences and learn in the company of other artists have become an important part of my practice. These experiences are always so valuable.

2020 Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan, Ireland

2020 Parliament of Owls Virtual Residency, Ayatana Artists Research Program.

2018 John Busby Seabird Drawing Course

2018: Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co Mayo Ireland.

2017 Parliament of Owls, Ayatana Artists Research Program, Quebec, Canada.

2016 The Copeland Art Project, the Copeland Bird Observatory, Lighthouse Island,

Publications

My work has appeared in these publications alongside many other talented wildlife artists and writers.

‘Red Sixty Seven’ British Trust for Ornithology

‘Diversifly: Poetry and Art on Britain’s Urban Birds’, Fairacre Press

#200Fish’ LincolnshireTime and Tide Bell CIC