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Another Bite of the Cherry

  Four years ago Graphic Studio Dublin collaborated with The National Botanic Gardens to create the enormously successful exhibition A Natural Selection. I’m delighted they decided to do it again, naming the current show Another Bite of the Cherry, which opened on November 16th. Over 50 printmakers were invited to take part, each producing one […]

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The Re-enactments at Halftone 2017

Departure: A Re-enactment Like a lot of artists, I tend to work in series. What started out as album art for my dear friend Francesco Guarino’s recent release, ended up turning into a number of etchings and illustrations. I am delighted that three of these Re-enactments will be included in this year’s Halftone Print Fair […]

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Halcyon Days

Halcyon Days at Glór, Ennis, Clare   Sometimes when you read a brief for a project or exhibition, you’re genuinely uncertain of your own suitability. It can feel a little like trying to shove a square into a circle shape, as you try to think of ways in which the work you feel driven to […]

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Impressions Printmaking Biennale 2017

‘Les Gorges du Verdon’, 19x19cm   This Friday 14th July marks the opening of Impressions Printmaking Biennale. Curated by Jason Hicklin, it takes place  at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology as part of the Galway Arts Festival 2017. This open submission exhibition has been running since 1988 and showcases a wide range of original prints. […]

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NCAD Grad Show

On Monday I had the great pleasure of exploring this year’s Grad Show at NCAD. It’s always exciting to see the amount of talent, ideas and diversity on display in each department, not to mention the sheer amount of work and drive it takes to produce such bodies of work. It’s hard to believe it’s […]

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RHA 187th Annual Exhibition

    The RHA’s summer exhibition opens today and runs right through til August. This year, like any other, has so much to see, it’s going to take me a few visits to really get around it. I am delighted to have my etching La Puissance de Varages included in this year’s show, alongside some amazing […]

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Show and Tell Time

  The last week presented me with two equally enjoyable opportunities. First, I was asked to present my work at the Kilmainham Arts Club for an International Women’s Day event. That evening, organised by the wonderful Vawn Corrigan, not only showcased an incredibly diverse selection of women from all areas of the arts, but also […]

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Fresh Print

  Opening this Thursday 23rd February at Graphic Studio Gallery, Fresh Print is an exhibition of five recent graduate award winning artists, working in fine art print. I’m delighted that my former tutor (and an incredible artist) Andy Folan will be opening the show, which has been sponsored by Jameson. Exhibiting artists Vaida Varnagiene, James […]

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Wax lyrical

    As any of you who know me will know, Italy holds a very special place in my creative core. Two years ago I went on Erasmus to an academy of Fine Arts in Bologna for five months and not only was it hugely influential at the time, it continues to inform much of […]

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Up next!

This February Graphic Studio Gallery, Temple Bar will be exhibiting the work of 6 recent Graduate Award winners. I’m delighted to be showing alongside the very talented Vaida Varnagiene, James Dunne, Melissa Ellis, Aaron Smyth and Ciara Donnelly.  After finishing up my recent editioning, it was great to return to making new work. For this […]

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