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 sea and the rural landscapes are, if not directly inspiring, a contributing factor in my interest in colour and texture.
I use a variety of media and I work in different scales, from small glass and 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.