I am a contemporary artist, though my preferred medium of encaustic is ancient. In my studio located in the west of Ireland, between Sea and lake, I have rekindled the ancient painting process of Encaustics, an immediate and tactile painting method using molten pigmented beeswax manipulated by blowtorch .My process driven practise is a direct expressive response to the physical environment and natural forces I immerse myself on a daily basis. The naked shores, the dramatic skies, the deep cracks and the ruggedness of the stones of the western seashores.
I am a professional visual artist with a BA (Hons), originally from La Rochelle in the southwest of France, and currently residing in Ireland.
My artistic journey began with a foundation in sculpture, drawing, and painting at l’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Poitiers, France. In 2006, I graduated with an honours degree in fine arts in Ireland. Since then, my artistic endeavours have taken me on a dynamic path of national and international exhibitions, showcasing my work in locations such as the USA, Northern Ireland, China, and France.
A former member of Artspace in Galway and G126, I am also one of the founding members of Art In Studio, East Clare artist studios trail. I am a proud member of the Bite the Biscuit Community, #1 Community for Creative Entrepreneurs and registered with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI.
I am also a member of International Encaustic Artists ( IEA).
I have extensive and active knowledge in facilitating art workshops, gained from over 20 years experience. I have organised projects through the Arts Council and have worked within the school system as an art teacher. I have specialised my artistic practice in Encaustic painting since 2013 and I am experienced in conducting group workshops and demonstrations on demand for art enthusiasts, absolute beginners and developing artists alike, wanting to discover a new versatile painting process. ( Click here for more information about my encaustic painting workshops)