My work is a response to the ongoing and unresolved environmental concerns of the 21st century: the changing weather patterns, disappearing ice, rising sea levels, deforestation, pollution etc. Eco systems have their own natural rhythm. They produce and renew on their own.
Unfortunately the natural life cycle has become stressed by profligate human activity, resulting in global imbalance and a lack of connection to the Earth. I am attempting to define the world we live in by contrasting aspects of a disintegrating planet with a reverence for the beauty of all living things.
This current work consists of multiple images that employ both traditional and innovative techniques. I am a huge fan of Photoshop, but still believe in the integrity of the image. I work in studio and on location employing skills (predominantly from my days of working with film) that have been fine tuned over the years. I then explore at length the photographic potential, using Photoshop, of creating surreal melded images from several different shots onto one seamlessly constructed print.
I live in Southern Ireland and work primarily as an Educator. I am a practicing artist and occasional Curator. My work has been shown by Lisa Sharpe Contemporary Art in Bloomsbury, London. I am a member of Artbridge, Mayfair, London and have exhibited in galleries such as the Cork Street Gallery, Mayfair, London and the United Nations Headquarters in New York. One of my pieces of work is currently touring as part of the Lumen Prize (London, Cardiff, Hong Kong and New York). I received the Waterford Crystal Arts Award in 2000, Gold Award from Graphis in 2005, New York and was shortlisted in the top ten for the Sony World Photography Awards in 2013. I have curated exhibitions in Dublin, New York, London and Siena, on differing social issues. [Official Website]