Since graduating in 1996 I have been working as a professional artist participating and organising exhibitions. In 2000 I founded Stoney Batter Studio (www.stoneybatterstudio.com) with two other artists, this provided a creative and stable working environment for a number of years.

During that time I was involved in numerous shows including an emerging artist exhibition at the Ashford Gallery, RHA and solo shows at the Cross Gallery, Dublin.

In 2005 I moved to Boyle, Co. Roscommon and was Artist in Residence in the Dock Art Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon which culminated in a group exhibition, ‘Convergence’. In 2009 I was awarded a place on the Trade residency, an international residency working with the artist Darren Almond, funded by Leitrim and Roscommon arts offices. This programme concluded with the Trade conference and an exhibition titled ‘Sequence’. Over the last couple of years I have been involved in a artist led initiative, alter/native that aims to develop, through exhibitions and events a strong network of working artists in the area. In 2011 was invited to participate on an international project and residency in Bodh Gaya, India. The work was exhibited in Patina, India and in Galway at Tulca 2011.


artist statement

My work examines our physical displacement in the environment, focusing on the gap between what is real and what is fictional. Within this dislocation, themes of loss and absence become apparent often centering on everyday places, their reinventing and questioning their status, usage and how they have been altered to accommodate human engagement. Implied in this alerteration is a nostalgia, a longing for what has been lost. The open receptive nature of the work is an attendant to that absence.


Qualifications /

Degree in Fine Art & Graphics (2nd class honours) 1996 / DIT Mountjoy Sq. Dublin 1

Diploma in Visual Communication 1992 / Letterkenny Regional Technical College


Art / Selected Exhibitions /

After The Fall Tulca, Galway / 2011

Falling Awake, Bodh Gaya, India / 2011

Lost & Found, Roscommon Arts Centre  /2010

Circadian, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Mannorhamilton  /2010

Sequence Trade, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim  /2009

Alter/Native, Boyle Arts Festival, Co Roscommon  /2009

Badge Art Show, Mantua Project, Mantua, Co. Roscommon  /2008

Candy Karaoke, Monstertruck Gallery Studio, Francis St. Dublin / 2008

Group Show, Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Co Roscommon / 2007

Convergence, The Dock, Carick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim / 2007

Full Circle, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin / 2005

Eigse invited, St. Patricks College, Carlow / 2005

Dissipate, Cross Gallery, Francis St., Dublin / 2005

Untitled Show, Ashford Gallery, RHA, Dublin / 2004

50×50, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin / 2004

Chimera, Tinnahealy Courthouse, Co. Wicklow / 2004

Tincture South Tipperary Art Centre, Clonmel / 2004

Inside Out, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick / 2003

Ground, Galway Arts Centre, Galway / 2003

Solo x 5, Model Arts & Niland Gallery, Sligo / 2001


Design / 2005 – present

Along with my partner, Linda Shevlin, I formed pure designs, a graphic design company based in the west of Ireland. I am responsible for all areas of the business but concentrate on the creative aspect of design.