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I am a figurative painter and recipient of the Dean Arts Studio Residency, 2022. I am working at the Dean Arts Studio in Dublin 2.  I have been working as a professional artist since 2016. 



2007               Postgraduate; MA in Journalism, Dublin City University

2001-2004   Postgraduate; (affiliate student) Repin Academy of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Russia

2001               Graduate; BA, Philosophy and Russian, Trinity College Dublin


Past Exhibitions and Events: 

August 2022 - Selected Artist - Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Museum of Ulster, Belfast

June 2022 - Invited Artsit - Páipéir, Hang Tough Contemporary, Central Plaza, Dublin 2

June 2022 - Invited Artist, Lapis Lazuli, The Hamilton Gallery, Sligo and Beijing Art Fair 2023

February 2022 - Invited Artist, Portrait Artist of the Year: The Exhibition, Compton Verney, Warwickshire

February 2022 - Selected artist, St Brigid's Well, Hamilton Gallery Sligo

February 2022 - Work selected for use on the Department of Education website Scoilnet as part of their "Women in STEM" resource package

August 2021 - Recipient of an Agility Award from the Arts Council of Ireland

July 2021 - Still Until, solo exhibition, Hang Tough Gallery, Coppinger Row, Dublin

February 2021 - Unveiling of Women on Walls commission, portrait of Marie Maynard Daly, DCU

November 2020 - Selected Artist, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

November 2020 - Selected Artist, Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Museum of Ulster, Belfast

July 2020 - Commissioned for Accenture Women on Walls project to create a large-scale portrait for DCU.

July 2020 - Human Child, solo exhibition at Hang Tough Gallery, Dublin

February 2020 - Artist's residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmekerrig

February 2020 - Selected artist, St Brigid's Day, group exhibition, MoLi, Dublin

November 2019 - Selected artist, Peripheries Open, Peripheries Gallery, Gorey, Co. Wexford

October 2019 - Selected artist, Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster, Belfast

July 2019 -  Selected artist, CAIRDE VISUAL, group exhibition, The Model Gallery, Sligo

July 2019 - Selcted Artist, Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen, Group Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery Sligo & Irish Consulate NYC 

June 2019 - Selected Artist, Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Award, Piano Nobile Gallery, London

May 2019 - Selected Artist, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, RHA, Dublin

February 2019 - Selected Artist, St Brigid’s Day, group exhibition, 12 Star Gallery, London

September 2018 - Selected Artist, Lennox Street Grand Opening, group exhibition, Hang Tough gallery, Dublin

August 2018 - A Moving Journey, Solo exhibition, The Hamilton Gallery Sligo

March 2018 - Semi-finalist in Sky Portrait Artist of the Year

October 2017 - Selected Artist, Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy, Belfast

June 2017 - Girl with a Snake and Other Stories, Solo exhibition, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin

June 2017 - Selected Artist,Crazy Jane, Group Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, Co.Sligo

May 2017 - Selected Artist, Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin

May 2017 - Selected Artist, Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Gallery, London

March 2017 - Selected Artist, Annual Exhibition, Glebe Gallery, Co. Donegal



Dublin City University, Office of Public Works, Ireland, Government of Northern Ireland Collection, and private collections


Relevant Media Work

Occasional contributor to an arts review show on the Irish language, national radio station, Radió na Gaeltachta.

Semi-finalist on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year, 2018

Presenter on Creative Company, a reality TV programme about creating art in the workplace, broadcast by TG4 in January 2020 and produced by EZ Films, Dublin


I am a professional member of the Visual Artist’s Association of Ireland,


Photo credit: Niko Salvino 2021

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