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I have been painting for a number of years on and off but only took it up seriously in 2015. My preferred medium is acrylic and my main body of work is landscapes. My work is inspired by the light, colour and mood of Irish landscapes and its ever changing scenes. Most of my work is an exploration of places I know well from the surrounding landscapes, city streets of Derry and Dublin or the coastal areas of Inishowen and beyond.
I grew up in the Prehen area of Derry which has the advantage of being both close to the city to the countryside. With forests, fields, rivers, streams and the city centre all within walking distance. These experiences helped garner my interest and exploration of both rural and urban landscapes. I learned the basics of painting in school and during my foundation art year but I am predominately a self-taught artist. I studied visual communication in Belfast and have worked for several years as a graphic designer in Dublin where I currently reside. I enjoy juggling a professional career in graphic design and painting most evenings and weekends.