Originally from Ireland I moved to Edinburgh in 2014 to study an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice in Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. I graduated with Distinction in June of this year. Art is my life's greatest passion and I enjoy working with people who share this passion. I have worked as a professional artist for a number of years prior to commencing my Masters and I am experienced in exhibiting as well as presenting my practice based research. I have worked in an artist run gallery space and also on a children's art programme, specifically focusing on how to engage young people in art.
As well as this I was also an active Arts Volunteer in a Mental Health Association in Limerick City, Ireland. I worked on numerous creative projects while volunteering including a newsletter project and experimental choir.
I am passionate about education and the importance of art education in a young person's life. I am an avid reader and would hope to commence a Phd in art in the coming years. I have my own studio also in Edinburgh where I continue to make new work. I had some teaching experience with undergraduate students while studying in Edinburgh University, which involved organising a critique of a drawing exhibition as well as individual studio visits and tutorials with the students.
I also completed a portfolio preparation course in Ireland and would be keen to help those who would like to study art at higher level. Areas which I specialise in: drawing, painting, expanded painting practices, sculpture, portfolio development.