In 2017 I was selected out of several thousand applicants to the BBC’s Big Painting Challenge. and I made it through to the semi final.
Artistically it was a perception altering experience.
My current work celebrates the local landscape across the Mournes and down to the shores of Carlingford Lough. It gave me the inspiration to carry on throughout a serious illness and then the loss of my husband
So far I have worked in oils or watercolours, characterised often by impasto ( very thickly applied to the canvas) and an individual sense of colour. As a self -taught artist I did not know oil could be thinned and besides I found the texture adds a dimension of interest. Alternatively my paint work can be delicate and unfinished looking ( just like life and death) it depends on the mood, or the day or the landscape I find myself in.
Each painting on the site has a story connected with the people and myths of the Irish border lands of South Down.
If you are interested in finding out more about the back story and detailed information and sales regarding any of the paintings please contact me on
Next exhibition will be during the Fiddler's Green International Folk Festivalhttp://fiddlersgreenfestival.eu/ 22nd 29th July 2018 when I will be artist in residence located at the Book Corner in Bridge Street. If you are around do drop in..