2014 Diploma in French (First Class Honours) National University of Ireland, Galway 2003 H Dip in Art and Design Education (First Class Honours) LSAD 2001 BA in Fine Art Painting (First Class Honours) LSAD 1998 Athens School of Fine Art (Erasmus) Studied traditional icon painting.
Shortlisted for the Pallas PP/S Artist-Initiated Programme 2023. Glór Artist Mentoring Programme with Vera Klute 2022. Shortlisted for the Countess Markievicz Medal for Painting, United Arts Club, Dublin. 2004 & 2001 National winner of the Larkin Memorial Award for Art Education 2003 Awarded the Irish Times Award for Art Education 2003 Bursary winner The Collector General’s Award, The Revenue Commissioner's Purchase Prize, Degree Show LSAD 2001
Upcoming solo show Portumna Castle Gallery 2025 Two person show with Frances Bermingham, Ennis Muesum 2023 and Courthouse Gallery 2023 The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. 2015 Ennis Museum, 2013 Scariff Library, 2012 Tuam Library, 2003
RUA Red Spring Open 2023. 'Equilibrium' Linenhall Arts Centre, 2022. 'Points of Perspective' Artlink, Fort Dunree, 2022. 'Stretched- The Art of Motherhood' The People's Museum, Limerick 2022. Winter Open Exhibition Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, 2021. 'The Shopfronts of Ennistymon', 2019 at the National Sports Arena, Dublin, with ceramicist Debbie Harrington. The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Eco Unesco Geopark exhibition, Foust Gallery, 2019 1FT SQ Hambly & Hambly, Enniskillen 2019 & Strule Arts Centre. Omagh 2018 'Eco printing project' at the NAPD National Conference Galway, 2018. 'Aontacht'- Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery, 2018. Boyle Arts Festival, 2017 'Carnegie Summer Exhibition', Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare. 2017 'Postcards 1916' in Clones, Co. Monaghan & Galerie la Vieille Poste, Larroque, France. 'The Sackville Street Art Project,' National Botanic Gardens. 2016 Commemoration event. Boyle Arts Festival, 2015 Culture Night 2014, 'Clare Notebooks', The Courthouse Gallery Ennistymon. Camac Art Centre, France, (residency exhibition) July 2012 'Trasna II' Postcard exhibition, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon 2012 Lorg Printmakers Selected Show, 2011 Galway. 'Trasna' Postcard exhibition, The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon 2010 'Solitary Company', 3 Woman show, with Mona Hynes and Patsy Ricks, Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon 2008 Brian Merriman Exhibition, Lisdoonvarna 2007, opened by Nuala O’Faoláin 'Trading Spaces' exhibition, Ennistymon town 2006, 2005 'Quadrant– The Young Contemporaries'. Selected by Séan Taylor for the Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick. 2001 3 Woman Show with Paula Ní Chualainn and Luci Lane, Limerick Printmakers 2001 Rosscarbery Arts Festival, 2001 Bewley’s 'Works on Paper', 2000 Hunt ’99, Hunt Museum Limerick
Residencies/Projects/Grants Awarded 2022-2023 Creative Engagement mosaic project with mosaic artist Gabi O'Brien. 2022-2023 Mentorship with textile artist Laura Angell, funded by JCT 2023 Cowhouse Studio Residency 2023 Supporting artist for a specially commissioned Artists in Schools collaboration, 'Keystone' an Artists in Schools commemoration project with Jennie Guy, Mitch Conlon (Array Collective), Fiona Gannon and James Moran, commissioned by Clare Arts Office. 2022 Glór Artist to Artist Mentoring Programme with artist Vera Klute 2022 Collaborative Residence in the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery with Bella Watson, Bonnie Boyle and Edel Hogan. 2022 Co-founded the Clare based Artist Mother Collective. 2021-2022 Design Circle Mentorship, with glass designer Elke Westen, funded by JCT 2021-2022 Digital Upskilling Course with Michael Fortune, funded by the Clare Arts Office. 2020-2021 Design Circle Mentorship with ceramicist Marta Golubowska, funded by JCT 2020-2022 Creative Schools funding from the Arts Council. 2019, 2020 NAPD Creative Engagement funding. 2019 Artist in Residence with the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark, promoting the European Atlantic Geotourism Route. 2018/19 - 'The Shopfronts of Ennistymon' ceramic project with artist Debbie Harrington, funded by Creative Engagement (NAPD) and Clare County Council. 2018 - Eco Printing project funded by Creative Engagement (NAPD) and Clare County Council. 2018 - The Young Curators - Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery. Funded by The Arts Council Young Ensembles Project. Facilitated by Maeve Collins and curator Anne Mullee. 2016 – Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) Creative Engagement (NAPD) Exhibition of millinery project, completed with milliner Sinéad Madden in Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon. 2014 - Clare County Council and Creative Engagement (NAPD) – Large scale mosaic installation at Ennistymon Library, made with students of Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon. Project exhibited at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. 2013 -Creative Engagement (NAPD) grant for felt-making project with Kate Ramsay in Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon. Exhibited at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks and at the NAPD National Conference in Galway. 2012 – Residency in Camac Arts Centre, France. 2012 – Arts Council and Creative Engagement (NAPD) grant awarded for a ceramic sculpture project, 'Stories in Clay' in Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon. Exhibited in the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks and launched by the Minister for the Arts, Mr. Jimmy Denehan. 2011 - supported by Creative Engagement (NAPD)- LINK alumni exhibition for pupils of Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon in the Courthouse Gallery. 2010 - Funded by Creative Engagement (NAPD) Shadow Puppet Theatre – collaboration with puppeteer Daragh Bradshaw. Performed in the Courthouse Gallery, with students of Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon.
Employment (2003– present)
Assistant Principal and Head of the Art Department, Scoil Mhuire Secondary School, Ennistymon. Co. Clare.