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I am an abstract expressionist painter and calligrapher from Ireland. I live in west Cork which is legendary for its wild and rugged beauty. My first encounter with the arts was when I taught myself calligraphy in my boyhood and I am still using it today. I was attracted by the skill of making writing look beautiful as well as meaningful, a skill practiced here for the last fifteen hundred years, most memorably in the illustrated Psalters and bibles like the Book of Kells. Calligraphy remains a theme in my art including ancient art forms used in a symbolic or abstract way. In my paintings, I often include words or letters using novel and original forms. Painting from my heart, my experiences become a visual diary of my life. I employ colour and form to express my emotions and as symbols. Since my youth, I have gone from being an abuse victim to an artist victor. I have found healing and a positive way to express and communicate non-verbally feelings and truths that others tried to suppress and silence in me. Through this medium of healing, I have been able to get in touch with my inner self, find peace, and most importantly Self Love and Acceptance.
I am an artist who has learned to release my soul into each unique painting I create. Through this process, I have developed a style that goes beyond just a canvas and brush enabling me to create the dramatic effects I am so well known for. My paintings have wide appeal and are in private and corporate collections all over the world.