I am an Irish born artist and have a BA (hons) from Belfast College of Art. After many years working and living in London, I moved to Cornwall in 2003 and now live between the desolate beautyofthemoorsandthewildcragsoftheNorthAtlanticcoast.I have had numerous solo and mixed shows in London and elsewhere in the UK and as far afield as Vienna.Ihavealsohadmy work selected for The Royal Academy Summer Show and other international open exhibitions and was a prize winner at the 2018 National Original Print Exhibition.Always a painter, I began printmaking around 2010 and it quickly became central to my artistic practice. I most often make monotypes which are individual, unique prints rather than part of an edition. I work in layers by applying the inks onto the printing plate before it goes through the press where the marks I’ve made are transferred to the paper. I do this again and again until I feel I have resolved the image I am working on. Sometimes I will include chine collé which is typically a handmade Japanese paper, torn or cut to the shape I want and added to the print during one of the pressings. I usually prefer not to use detailed sketches or plans but rather allow the ideas I have to develop as I work and respond to the marks I make and the play between control and spontaneity. Sometimes the most exciting element is when the unexpected occurs during the printing process and I have to find ways to incorporate those developments into the work.Recently I have been exploring imagery linked to my love of ancient celtic artifacts and heritage.I am an elected member of both the 21 Group and the Plymouth Society of Artists.