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I paint a range of subjects like magnified depictions of fruit, pet and people portraits, contemporary landscapes and seascapes and my 'Happy Fish' collections. My latest work is focusing on Irish Lighthouses and and another collection using 24 ct Gold Leaf in a 'old negative' format to focus on iconic buildings in Ireland.
I am influenced by the impressionists like Vincent Van Gogh (my favourite artist) and Monet, and Turner's mastery of illustration and atmosphere. I am inspired by my natural surroundings; Form, colour, reflections, light and shadow, interactions, sometimes even TV.
I paint in oils, layering it on and often using acrylic mediums and other methods to create under-painted textural effects. My work is continually evolving combining contemporary art guided by traditional approaches. Make sure to say hello if you see me at the RDS or any other Art Fairs, I love to meet new people and talk about art. As well as my online galleries here, you can find my work at the following galleries:-
Gallery 1608, Main St., Bushmills, Co. Antrim, UK.
The Denis Collins Gallery, 3 Lower Rowe St., Wexford
The Rosslare Gallery, Rosslare Strand, Co., Wexford
Art Bank, Main St., Bunclody, Co. Wexford.
By appointment at my Carlow studio - phone 00353 (0)87 6769051
Upcoming Shows for 2017:-
Nov 2017 RDS Art Source - Stand A92
Sept 2017 Seas and Scenes of Dublin Bay, Red Stables, Clontarf,D3
Aug 2017 The Fenlon Gallery (Pop up), Fairgreen SC, Carlow
July 2017 Creations on Canvas, Carlow Co. Library
May 2017 RDS Art Loft at House-Event, Stand A24
Nov 2016 RDS Art Source 2016, Stand A91, RDS Dublin
Sept 2016 Culture week selection, Castledermot Library
Aug 2016 Selected works, Loughboy Library, Kilkenny
July 2016 A Brush with Summer, Carlow County Library, Exhibition and curated Children's art
May 2016 Art Loft, Stand F10 RDS, House Event Debut Show
Dec 2015 Winter Warmth, Lennon's @ Visual, College St., Carlow
Nov 2015 RDS Art Source, Stand 76
Sept 2015 Fruits of Land and Sea, The Leinster Gallery, 27 Sth. Frederick St. Dublin
June 2015 Picture Book, Carlow County Library Exhibition and Masterclass
Nov 2014 RDS Art Source, Stand 89 (my 'Fate of Mackerel' featured in brochure)
June 2014 The Market Gallery, Carlow Arts Festival Solo popup Gallery
March 2016 Michelle, The Healing Hare, Hares on the March Project for the Jack and Jill Foundation
June 2015: Portraits for the Post Office, Large Portrait selected for display over Carlow Post Office.
August 2013 Arthur Guinness Projects/Arts: 'HOPESEATS' Interactive, community helpline sculptures.
2016 Michelle, The Healing Hare sponsored by The Royal College of Physicians, Dublin.
2015 Design selected for 'Hares on the March' project for the Jack and Jill Foundation.
2014 'Fate of Mackerel' painting featured in Art Source Brochure 2014.