My Love of Art..
How it began .. Growing up I had always enjoyed painting, drawing and being creative in any way I could. Art was my favourite subject throughout secondary school and the art room was always a place where I felt the most comfortable and could really express myself. After secondary school I completed a one year BA Hons Diploma in Art and Design in Limavady. This one year course was very intense with long hours and a massive work load concentrating on developing my portfolio. I knew that I wanted to continue pursing my passion for art so I made the decision to go to Art College. I studied a BA (Hons) in fine Art painting at University of Ulster in Belfast for three years. After completing my degree I went on to complete a Hons H.Dip in Art Education at the Crawford college of Art and Design in Co. Cork.
I find that my work is quite versatile, from very loose expressive cityscapes to more detailed portrait fashion themed paintings which I feel helps keep things interesting for me as an artist. Like many other artists I don’t like to get bogged down on a particular style, although for the past couple of years my work has featured young women and fashion quite a bit, which has received a lot of attention. This is definitely a theme and style I absolutely love working with and something I will continue to develop. It seems natural that fashion feeds into my work as it is an area that I have always had an interest in.
The aim of my fashion themed work is to create art to reawaken our senses to the luxury and brilliance of a fine moment in glamour, of haute couture, to the refinement of a stunning scene. I love to create Art that is drenched in high fashion reverie in the unmistakable allure of cinematic moments. Also in my work I like to convey a narrative by providing elements for the viewer to piece together into his or her own story.
I have displayed a sample of my Art and sketches below for you.. Click to view some larger images.
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