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I am a budding Irish Artist, currently living at the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. Born into a large family.
My first memory of drawing something significant was when I was at my grandmother's funeral aged 8, when I noticed a really old tree with hundreds of grooves and seemingly endless branches. This image stayed with me and I was able to sketch the tree from memory exactly how I remembered it. My father was impressed with the detail and it was this early encouragement when I knew I would apply my talent. In my teens, I began to use oil paints. I really enjoyed the way I could manipulate a creation with the cut of a blade or the stroke of a brush. I simply loved the vibrancy of the colours, which are so amazing.
I gave up painting for a couple of years to concentrate on my three children. Now I am back enjoying painting more than ever and I like to use both acrylics and oils. I intend to concentrate on oils as I prefer to work with this medium. I have had paintings in various Dublin galleries (Nora Dunne and Powerscourt Gallery). I have taken part in St Stephen's Green People's Art for the past few years and really enjoyed the experience and support. It is wonderful to be able to create and turn a blank canvas into something fantastic. It's great to be appreciated for my work and I thank God every day that he has given me this artistic ability.