A chance viewing of a documentary on television one evening turned out to be the beginning of the turn of the tide for Jean Dunne. Dunne's discovery of an artists course on a tiny island just off the coast of West Cork in Ireland, led her on a first trip of many to Sherkin Island. This tiny island, which is only 3 miles long, and home to approximately 100 people, also hosts Dublin Institute of Technology's four year modular honours degree programme. Here, with wild Atlantic views, sandy beaches and fuscia scented lanes, Dunne completed her Bachelor Arts Honours Degree in Visual Art in 2016, and has recently realised a lifelong dream of owning a home with a sea view, establishing herself as a resident artist on the island of Sherkin.
Dunne uses subconscious drawings to explore the concept of an alternative reality. Themes present in Dunne's work are the surreal and the subconscious. These daily drawings are a expression of unknown thoughts. The viewer decides what they can see based on their own thoughts.