Mix-media on fabriano. Outside the borders.
That energy beyond yourself feeling when you see or feel beautiful things.
Wip – illustrations for, ‘Mamaí Gé’
Illustrations for children’s book written by Gabriel Rosenstock to be published in 2022. Publisher Éabhlóid. Artwork development Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Down At The Lah De Dah
Art development and illustrated set creation for Daniel O’Donnell’s, ‘Down at the Lah De Dah’ with production company Re-Act.
Culture Night 202I ‘This is Me’
Non traditional portrait, selected artists exhibition. Curator Peadar McDaid. Regional Cultural Centre, Co.Donegal. supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Creative Halloween Online content for National Museum of Ireland.
‘Fantastical Beasties and how to make them.’ Guide to creating your own illustrated and sculpted beastie inspired by pieces in the museum collection.
Children’s Books Ireland Champion of Reading
Selected as one of four national champions of reading as part of CBI’s community libraries project, a three year project. Paired with St.Brendan’s NS, Westport. Supported by the RTE Late Late Toy Show appeal.
Hidden stories in the Landscape. Banrion an Udnais.
two porcelain vessel/ paper clay pieces part of the hidden stories in the landscape folklore baseed series of sculptures. Exhibited at printworks Dublin Castle with Ceramics Ireland.
Video Artwork for musician Conor Caldwell
Concept art, storyboard, artwork and video creation for Conor Caldwell musician’s concept of visual storytelling linked with tradition musician’s music stories from the archive. Supported by the Arts council of Northern Ireland.
Tyrone Guthrie Centre Residency July/August
Two week residency to launch into Mamaí Gé book illustrations. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Library first Kiss Book Commission
Artwork for Fantasy fiction genre book with an art element. For writer Anja Stephan.
Collumcille 1500, Bard Nua – Earagail Arts Festival
Outdoor exhibition by selected writers and artists of Scotland and Ireland, celebrating their native languages. Five visual story telling sculptures made for this landscape, part of my ‘Hidden stories in the landscape’ series created from Collumcille folklore inspired writing by Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhride. Other contributors Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Meg Bateman, Rody Gorman, Derek Robinson, Norman Shaw and Sean Ó Flaithearta. Supported by Ealaín na Gaeltacht.
Breac Colmcille Illustration
Three original artworks made for Jack and Jill foundation’s ‘Incognito’ exhibition.
Inspired by simple intimacies, with the wariness of in pandemic times.
Hidden Stories In the Landscape concept development
porcelain hand thrown vessels combined with porcelain paperclay and hidden oxide artwork bound into explorative sculptures inspired by folklore, hidden stories in the landscape.
Art that encourages engagement from the viewer.
Supported by Ealaín na Gaeltacht.
Cruinnú na nÓg National Museum of Ireland
Animation and clay character building online content for the National Museum of Ireland based on their Japanese print collection.
Online live illustration session for Creative Ireland Laois on Cruinniú na nÓg also.
Coverart and Ink artwork for inside ‘Tairseach’, Daireana Ni Chienneíde’s new poetry collection
Children’s Books Ireland online studio visit and Illustration
online live studio visit and pre-record sessions of Illustration with different schools for the Every Childs A Reader programme.
Oxide Imagery using printing and scraffitto on Porcelain.
Illustrated a piece of the exquisite confined corpse.
Selected artists – writers and Illustrators in France and Ireland did a large scale lockdown garden portrait, exhibited at the Hub, Dublin for Cruinniú na nÓg.
Celebrating mark making in drawing with The National Design and Craft Gallery for National Drawing Day.
Developed workshop content for The Ark Children’s cultural centre, Dublin. Based on our language development came from combining music and visual art, inspired by an article on cave paintings and sound.
Online sessions with the Ark using paperclay and oxides.
Commission Ocean Bowl
Wheel thrown and hand carved for extra texture,
Matt cobalt wash ocean exterior,
Record of zoom head sketchbook life drawing throughout the covid pandemic, ongoing.
Making my own hand thrown painting palettes
I’ll not look back, easy to clean and great for facilitating colour palettes for different paintings, projects.
Errigal commission for US private collection.
Watercolour on watercolour ground on board
Series of Fluffy deamons, Digital.
Fluffy Reading Daemon.
Cave painting Print Workshop content for The Ark, Dublin
Using Oilpastels and paper inspired by cave painting and early language development.
Bard Nua: Le Sruth Líonta. Come join us on the waves in the festival currach. Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde will be on the oars steering the way. Together we’ll voyage with poets and artists from both Irish and Scottish shores. A multidisciplinary online celebration of the sea we share and the art that unites us. A seafaring journey of poetry with Rona Dhòmhnallach, Máire Dinny Wren, Gillebrìde MacMillan and Rody Gorman together with the artist Kim Sharkey. Join us online on this poetic voyage on our little boat. Earagail Arts Festival 2020. Plien Air art I made during the filming as part of this creative gathering can be seen in the link in the menu.
Made local Campaign
Took part of the Design and Crafts Councils Made Local Campaign. Launched during the pandemic to encourage people to look to Irish designed and made.
Illustration workshops for Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre
Online Illustration workshops, pre-records. Part of the amazing outreach and engagements organised by Jeremy Howard from the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny during the lockdowns.
Children’s Books Ireland/KPMG Eilís Dillon Award 2020
Received the Eilís Dillon Award for a first children’s book with Mór agus Muilc illustration. For me this award goes posthumously also to the teller of the tale John Óg Hudi Nedi Ó Colla. The online awards event was a proud day for our Tom, my studio companion.
Culture Night at The Cottage Bar 20I9
Beer mat sized art by selected artists. Night on the tiles of Mama Cat, Tom and Rosie 2019. Watercolour and Ink.
Alternative Narratives 20I9
Multi media live link across Gealtacht Hubs telling the story of the new Irish . I worked with Nolunga Shologu developing art in image, film and ceramic to support the story she had to tell. Nolunga’s focus was to share her knowing since she was young and an unexpected aeroplane journey that she would live in a predominantly white environment and her later experiences as an asylum seeker leading her in Ireland to work in advocacy with others from similar backgrounds. Curator Andrew Duggan. Supported by Ealaín na Gealtacht. Oiche Cultúir.
When we were young
Garden evening Dancing, acrylic, oils on ceramic.
Culture Night exhibition 2019 at RCC, Letterkenny. Selected artists. Curated by Peadar McDaid
Artwork for Máire Dinny Wren’s poetry Collection, ‘Tine Ghealain” cover and ink inserts
Digital art and traditional ink drawings. Published Éabhlóid 2019.
Hollow Woman On The Island cover Art
Nessa O’Mahony’s latest collection. Published by Salmon Poetry 2019
Cover Art The North Poetry Magazine, Irish Edition
One hundred and six poets contribute to this Irish edition of the UK based The North poetry magazine. Edited by Nessa O’Mahony and Jane Clarke.
I am Donegal
Digging Spuds life drawing, Ink and watercolour on canvas.
Culture Night exhibition 2018 at RCC, Letterkenny. Selected artists. Curated by Peadar McDaid
Artist Workshop facilitator with the national school programme for DCCI since 2010. Regional co-ordinator from 2014 and maternity and other management support since 2019. Example of a project with a Donegal school.
Back to imagery and story with animation.
Porcelain Boat still life painting 1998.
Porcelain Sea Poetry and boats
Exhibited at the Islington Design Centre 1998.
Exhibited in Words In Art exhibition, large four panel piece and boats on granite were the window piece at The Nottingham contemporary Arts centre (then Angel Row Art Gallery) 1999.
one of my earliest watercolour commissions at age seventeen.