I have always loved drawing and painting. However, it was only when I moved to Egypt in 2005, that I found the time to indulge my passion for art and nature. Inspired by the beautiful flora and light of the Middle East, I taught myself watercolours by painting the flowers and insects that my young daughters found in the gardens.
I was introduced to botanical art in 2008 on a visit to the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in London. I remember being completely mesmerised by the artwork – the intensity of the colours and the meticulous attention to detail was awe-inspiring. I returned to Egypt, enrolled on the Society of Botanical Artists Distance Learning Diploma Course, graduating with distinction in 2012.
I now live in Kildare working full-time as an artist and art tutor. I exhibit regularly in Ireland and internationally, and have won many awards for my work (View My CV). Teaching allows me to share my enthusiasm for nature and art. I travel extensively giving workshops and demonstrations, (See WHAT’S ON) and feel immensely proud when I see my students master a technique. As well as running my own online course, I am a tutor for the SBA DLDC, the very course that started me on my journey.