I'm a visual artist from Ireland, my primary disciplines are painting and drawing and I'm based in Laois. I moved to Galway in 2006 where I studied at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and graduated in 2010 with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. I stayed in Galway for about 9 months as a member of a collective called A-merge. Our goal at the time was to set up studios for ourselves but also have them available to newly graduated artists and also open for residencies.
The September following graduation I applied for a place at The Arthouse in Stradbally, Laois and I was shortlisted for a place. While I wasn't offered a place at The Arthouse, Laois County Council did offer a studio in Mountrath which I accepted and moved there in March 2011.
I'm still based in Mountrath with the past 5 years broken up with residencies in Iceland (Nes), Monaghan (Tyrone Guthrie Centre) and completing my MFA at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin from which I just graduated from in June 2015.