I am a native of Ballymakeera/Baile Mhúirne Co. Cork and a native Irish speaker. I have lived in the artistic heartland of West Cork for 20 years and for the past 10 years developed my own distinctive abstract painting style. I would describe my art as a labour of love born through colour and texture. Some of my key inspirations have included a full-time Art & Design course and more specifically my involvement with the renowned lrish/American artist Matt Lamb of Chicago. During many summers at his working studio near Skibbereen in West Cork he kindly imparted many of his skills and painting techniques which I acknowledge as being influential in shaping my own painting style. Other significant influences come from nature where I use oils, acrylics and mixed media to reflect my passion for colour. I am a regular contributor to the ‘off the wall’ online auction at morganodriscoll.com. I have also sold a painting with the West Cork Arts Centre for one of their major fundraisers in 2014.