Exile, erosion of Identity, imagined worlds, and particle physics are central themes. What is life? Universes of particles scattered all around. My work represents a digital space I can own, in which I can ask great questions of myself, and hide. Lost worlds collide, are destroyed and created, in various stages between development and falling apart, mirroring the trials, and victories in life.
I'm a self-taught artist and have worked as an engineer for 20 years.
I am an engineer and an artist. I am 3 different artists. I love painting nature and landscapes to try and capture the beautiful force in front of our eyes. Another artist within me loves to show up at the page/canvas and paint from within via line, colour and form to create abstract works. The third artist within me likes to take all the artworks of the first two artists and remix and layer them into digital works. I photograph the paintings, using them to create digital art. My initial art is cannibalised and taken on a subconscious walk through digital at night when I'm too tired for rational thought. Paintings are cut, pasted, and manipulated, into new media, eventually emerge unrecognisable. Layer is added to layer until a finished piece appears. I gilcee print only one of each on quality paper.
Themes aren't always understood. I just show up and the subconscious takes charge. As artists our only necessity is to show-up at the tablet, page or canvas. Some
I am a self taught artist, and an engineer. I have drawn and painted all my life. Without art I am nothing.
2016 Solo Exhibition at the British Embassy in Luanda, Angola of my Luanda watercolours.
1997 UCD Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
I won first prize in the annual Visual Art Society exhibition in 1997 at UCD
Recent courses attended include Alvaro Castagnet, Aine Divine, and Alfons Bytautas.