I was born in Belfast and grew up in Lisburn, County Antrim. I studied art and design at the University of Ulster (on a foundation course) and afterwards in England (at Bath Academy of Art) and at post-graduate level in Scotland (The Glasgow School of Art) before I returned to Northern Ireland in 1997 and moved to the north coast. This northern corner of the country provides a lot of inspiration. The exposure to natural elements, the sea, sky and rural landscapes all feed the imagination.
I use a variety of media and I work in different scales, from small ceramic dishes to larger scale public sculpture.
Most of the public artworks are sited in hospitals, school buildings and housing developments and they involve a range of materials e.g. bronze, stainless steel, concrete, glass, high fired ceramic and mosaic.
Working on a large scale, I know that teamwork is an integral part of the process and I work alongside a range of other specialists including architects, landscape designers and engineers to ensure I provide high quality artworks which are fit for purpose.
My public art portfolio ranges from sites in Scotland, in Glasgow and Lanark to Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.
B.A. (Hons) Degree in Ceramics: Three-dimensional Design from Bath Academy of Art Post-graduate Diploma: Ceramics from Glasgow School of Art.
Post-graduate Diploma: Cultural Management, The University of Ulster, 2005.