In the bird paintings the medium of oil paint is used to build up the tone and colours of the feathers through glazing. Though the style is realistic and representational, with loose medium to broad brush-strokes, the idea of a dreamlike evolved naturally and is enhanced by alteration of linear and arial perspective. Distant clouds, the moon in the daylight sky, contrasts of colour are used to reflect dreamlike setting. Tropical plants are painted for decorative purpose. The eye of the bird can be perceived as reflecting ‘The eye of the soul’ as in humans, - imagery of the outer-consciousness or the dreamlike. Inspirations to the subject include the French impressionist painter 'Henri Rousseau', gothic mythology and poetry.
Jan 1999 – Jan 2000 ‘Visual Artist’ in ‘Artsquad’, South Co.Dublin
Oct '00 – Dec '00, Crafts Council Business Course. Dublin.6
Jan '03 – Sept '04 'Art-group Facilitator’ at ‘Tuiscuint Training Center’, Ranelagh,
Sept '04 - Sept '05 'Art-group Facilitator' at the 'Irish Wheelchair Association' Blackheath Drive Clontarf, Dublin
June - 1997 Crawford Diploma Show, The Garden Center, Cork
Oct - 2000 South Dublin County Council, Dublin 24
Jan - 2004 An Gaelainn, 35 Dame Street, Dublin 2
June - 2007 Cardiff Art & Design Degree Show, (UWIC).
July - 2007 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London N1