I come from a family of artists and makers, my grandfather was a wood and stone carver and my father works in wood. Having spent six years working on ocean racing yachts I returned to Ireland and studied photography at Griffith College Dublin with the intention of finding work as a travel/documentary photographer. 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. My artwork spans several disciplines from sculpture to photography and printmaking. I have exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally and won several visual arts awards - the Thomas Dammann Jr Award 2018 and the Golden Fleece Award in 2011.
My first book The Waters and the Wild, documenting a journey in a self-built canoe along Ireland's inland waterways, is published by Merrion Press (2023).
A keen naturalist, I recently qualified as an Ecological Consultant (Ecology Training UK). Throughout 2024 I will be active as a Climate Ambassador for An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland.