Hello, and welcome to my personal information page, where I can tell you a little about my background and tastes.
A self-taught artist and illustrator, originally from Berkshire, England, I am currently based in my home-from-home, County Mayo, Ireland. As a child, I loved doodling caricatures and sketching portraits, and soon moved on to oil paints. I have been receiving portrait commissions since the age of twelve, and my work can be seen in the USA, Australia and the UK, as well as here in Ireland.
I attended East Berkshire College to study Art & Design, which allowed me to dabble in various forms of art and media, such as Fine Art, Graphic Design, Fashion Illustration, Photography and 3D modelling... of course I loved them all and, even
today, I couldn't chose one to focus on over the others. I enjoy working in oils, pencil, watercolour, ink, charcoal, photography, clay and various mixed media.
I am a versatile Designer, having graduated with a BA in Design Communications and a BA (Hons) in Digital Media from Athlone Institute of Technology. Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, I’m also experienced in Premiere Pro and After Affects. On occasion I collaborate with my boyfriend, Paul O'Connor -
a very talented graphic designer and animator (very handy!).
Although probably best known for a realist style and detail work, I also love working in various other styles and, in particular, blending and contrasting the contemporary with the
traditional. I enjoy creating both pretty, whimsical
illustrations and edgy, energetic designs. In all cases, I pay a high level of attention to detail, and am known as somewhat of a ‘perfectionist’.
When I'm not sketching/painting/designing... I love running, or throwing my weight around the gym, reading, and spending time with the ever-supportive Paul and our two kitties -
oh, I love cats! =^._.^=
If you're interested in commissioning a bespoke piece, or working with me on a commercial project, I'd love to hear from you, wherever you are.
Thank you for taking an interest in my work.