I was born in Belfast in 2000 and completed a foundation Art & Design course (2018/19) at Manchester School of Art and went onto study Fine Art the following year at Manchester School of Art (2019-22), receiving a First-Class Honours degree and the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) painting prize. I was selected with a group of five to exhibit work with Manchester Art Gallery at, Bellotto: Views on a fortress (2020/21) and have work in the Vice Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University’s collection among other private collections. I recently completed my first Solo Exhibition at Katie Lindsay Gallery, Killyleagh, Northern Ireland and I am now working towards my second Solo show in Arts for All, Belfast gallery this July (2023). Currently I am living in Greyabbey, Northern Ireland, and work from a studio in Carrowdore.
My Painting is about feeling and emotion; it explores the ever-changing conditions and contexts of life. These ideas are reflected through colour interaction and intuitive mark-making which portrays movement, stillness, contradiction and tension. The feelings I explore in my practise are an emotional response to my surroundings, life experiences and music, they consist of happiness, sadness, isolation, calmness, loneliness and scepticism. Colour is an important motif in my work which is influenced by mood, seasons, location and nostalgia. I see painting as the perfect way to convey feeling as I believe that sometimes words can be lost or fall short of describing emotions.