Education 2014Diploma in French(First Class Honours) National University of Ireland, Galway 2003H Dip in Art and Design Education (First Class Honours) LSAD 2001BA in Fine Art Painting (First Class Honours) LSAD 1998 Athens School of Fine Art (Erasmus)
Awards Shortlisted for the Countess Markievicz Medal for Painting, Dublin. 2004 & 2001 Winner of the national Larkin Memorial Awardfor 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 2000
Solo Exhibitions The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. July 2015 Ennis Museum, 2013 Scariff Library, 2012 Tuam Library, 2003
''The Shopfronts of Ennistymon', 2019 at the National Sports Arena, Dublin, 2019 with ceramicist Debbie Harrington. 1FT SQ' Hambly & Hambly, Enniskillen 2019 and Strule Arts Centre. Omagh 2018 'Eco printing project' at theNAPD National Conference 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. 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, The 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
2020-2022 Creative Schools funding from the Arts Council. 2019, 2020 NAPD Creative Engagement funding. 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. 2016 - The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig. 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 the Arts Council and 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.