My passion for wildlife art grew from years of observation while exploring Ireland's magnificent landscape. Wildlife art has an incredible way of bringing nature indoors and as most of our lives have become so fast paced, it reminds us of our connection to the natural world.
Living in Kildare, I'm never too far away from the equestrian life. My early experiences of horse riding left a deep impression that inspired a natural affinity for equine artwork.
With each painting, I aim to capture a specific moment in time by using rich vivid colours and textures against deep dark shadows. The subtle tones of the backgrounds allow the viewer to focus solely on the characteristics of each subject.
Life, drama, and integrity is essential in every painting. I combine a realistic likeness of each subject alongside rough abstract textures of a palette knife. This technique ads an extra dimension to the painting and allows me to create a sense of movement that I don't achieve through classical realism.
The focus of my work is to capture the spirit and strength of each animal. With this collection of art, I invite the viewer to stop, take a moment, and appreciate Ireland's amazing array of native wildlife.