lives in Co. Wexford, Ireland.
2019 Current: Turps Correspondence Course in Painting, Turps Banana Art School, London, UK
2001 Diploma in Art and Design, Distinction, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway.
1998 Animation Drawing Studies Certificate, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin.
1995 BA Hons English and German Studies, Trinity College, Dublin.
2019 Go Figure, The Civic Centre, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.
2018 Somewhere to Live, The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
2020 (Upcoming) beep2020 International Contemporary Painting Prize, Swansea, Wales,
judges Steph Goodger, Enzo Marra, Jonathan Powell.
2019 SFSA Painting Open 2019, No Format Gallery, London
Cairde Visual, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Co. Sligo.
imPRESSions, Open Printmaking Biennial, Center for Creative Arts and Media, Galway, adjudicator Ian Ritchie.
Response, Text Redefined, The Presentation Centre with Wexford Literary Festival, Wexford.
Cavan Arts Festival, Event Space Gallery, Johnston Central Library, Cavan.
2018 beep2018 International Contemporary Painting Prize, Swansea, Wales,
judges Andre Stitt and Sue Williams.
2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017 The National Gallery, Dublin.
Judging panel: James Hanley, Niamh MacNally, Patrick T. Murphy, Dr Yvonne Scott.
Small Format 2017, Library Project, Dublin, selected by Black Church Print Studio.
COE17 Claremorris, Co. Mayo, selected by Tom Morton.
Impressions Biennial 2017, Center for Creative Arts and Media, Galway, adjudicator Jason Hicklin.
2015 Impressions Biennial 2015, Center for Creative Arts and Media, Galway, selected by David Ferry.
2014 beep2014 International Contemporary Painting Prize, A Portrait of the Artist as..’, Swansea, Wales, judges Iwan Bala and Ruth Cayford.
Paint Like You Mean It, Painting Prize shortlisted artists exhibition, Interview Room 11, Edinburgh curated by Susannah Thompson, Paul Keir, James Clegg, Alan Shipway.
2013 Now Wakes the Sea, Kinsale Arts Festival, curated by Tessa Fitzjohn, Ceri Hand, Daphne Wright, Janice Hough, Trish Brennan.
Limerick Printmakers Open, Limerick selected by Charles Harper.
9th International Miniature Print Biennial, Center for Contemporary Print, Norwalk USA, juror Jan Howard.
The Book of Kells, the Hope of Something New, St. Mary's University College, Belfast.
Nature through Art, Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Co. Down.
2012 Between Lines, Open Submission Drawing, Signal Arts Centre, Bray.
Impressions 12, Galway Arts Centre curated by Norman Ackroyd.
COE 12, Claremorris, Co. Mayo curated by Tom Collier.
beep2012 International Contemporary Painting Prize Through Tomorrow's Eyes, Swansea, Wales, judges Catrin Webster, Neale Howells, Rob Newell.
2011 Limerick Printmakers Open, Limerick, selected by Andrew Boyle.
New Prints 2011/ Summer, IPCNY, New York curated by Trenton Doyle Hancock.
Residency group exhibition, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
Wrexham Print International, Oriel Wrecsam, Wales, Chapel Gallery Lancashire and touring selected by Richard Noyce.
2010 Mayo in Mind, Open Submission Print, Custom House Studios, Mayo selected by Mary A. Fitzgerald.
A Reverence for Water, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, USA, juror Candace McKee Ashmun.
Where Siva meets Medb, Diwali & Samhain Festival, Ulster Museum, Belfast.
2010 2nd Penang International Print Exhibition, Malaysia.
2009 Limerick Printmakers Open, Limerick selected by Robert Russell.
Le Cheile, Irish and Welsh Printmakers, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin.
Symmetry, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin selected by Rhona Byrne, Oran Day.
G126 members show, Galway and Catalyst Arts Belfast.
2008 Christmas Open, Leitrim Sculpture Centre.
Draw In, Open Submission Drawing, 00130Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.
2007 Wrexham Print International, Yale Memorial Gallery, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wales.
2006 Drawings and Prints, Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Cavan (solo exhibition).
Enniskillen Visual Arts Open, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh curated by Diane Henshaw.
Leinster Print Studio, Crow Gallery, Dublin.
2005 Limerick Printmakers Open.
Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, Open Selection.
Where Siva meets Medb, Riverbank, Kildare and The Print Museum, Dublin.
The Way the West was One, Airfield Trust, Dublin.
Interpretations, Instore, Galway.
2004 Lorg Printmakers, Norman Villa Gallery, Galway.
North West Artists, Sligo Arts Centre.
Impressions Print Open, Galway Arts Centre, curated by Mick Moon.
2001 RDS student awards exhibition, RDS Dublin and National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Awards & Recognition
2018 Moth Art Prize, highly commended.
Professional Artist Award, 2018, Cavan County Council.
Shortlisted for Hennessy Portrait Prize 2017, National Gallery, Dublin.
Painting of the Day, selected by Paint Britain, Contemporary British Painting, (open to outside UK)
21 December and 28 February 2019, 25 December, 5 November, 22 July and 29 March 2018, 8 November and 27 September 2017.
Second Prize Print Award Impressions 12, Galway Arts Centre, curated by Norman Ackroyd.
July 2011 participant in Masterclass in Silkscreen with Residency, Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium.
The Education Centre Galway,
Cavan County Council,
The Wesleyan Arts and Culture Centre, Cavan
Radisson Hotel Group, Galway
Prints and drawings published in Drumlin and The Moth (issue 2 autumn 2010, issue 34 autumn 2018) art and literature magazines, Cavan.
Cover image for Erne Valley, collection of poems by Brendan McCann, published in 2017.