From an early age I was painting, drawing and making.
These things start out as enjoyable pursuits. Later on in life it becomes a challenge ,a compulsion.
After secondary school (in which there was no art taught) I went to the National College of Art and Design. It opened up a whole new world of various artistic disciplines. My lasting memories of this time was my contact with people of great artistic and creative talents , mostly of those gifted individuals seemingly incapable of making a bad mark.
I was fortunate to sustain a living as a potter since leaving college. Like most aspiring artists ,work and family take precedence over ideas of painting. In June of 2008 I made a decision to become a better painter.
I am a better painter now but my aim to become a better is unending. On arriving home from taking First Place in 'Paint Annapolis' plein air event I was asked if I see art as a competition! We compete firstly with others but ultimately with ourselves.
I always want the next painting to be better than the last.
These days I divide my working time between life as a painter and life as a potter.
Painting and exhibiting in Dubrovnick, Croatia. Gallery Aurthur.
Group exhibition Christine X, Sliema, Malta
Painting in Venice followed by an exhibition at The Pigyard Gallery.
Overall Winner of 'Art in the Open' Europes largest plein air painting festival.
Overall Winner of 'Paint Annapolis' MD USA
Regularly exhibiting at Greenacres Gallery, Kennys, and The Pigyard Gallery. Denis Collins Gallery.