I am a visual artist and have spent the past fifteen years imagining, creating and making. My work spans several disciplines from sculpture to photography and recently, printmaking. Art came late into my life, in the early days I thought about a career in law and studied it and history at University College Galway. Wanderlust beckoned and I spent six years working and living on ocean racing yachts. In 2000 I returned to Ireland and studied photography at Griffith College Dublin with the intention of finding work as a travel/documentary photographer. However, the creative aspects of the medium captivated me and I went on to explore historic photographic equipment and processes - wet plate collodion, cyanotypes and cameraless image making. In 2013 I completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at NCAD. I have exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally and have won several visual arts awards including the Thomas Dammann Jr Award 2018, the Golden Fleece Award in 2011 and the Artlinks Award in 2009. I'm currently writing and illustrating a book - The Waters and the Wild - about my kayaking journey through Ireland.