Originally from Co. Wicklow I moved here some years ago. Living by Lough Derg is a joy, the various surrounding hills with their myths and legions. It was once the capital of Ireland when Brian Boru was the High King and Aoibheall, Seelie queen and guardian spirit of the Dal gCais.
Metal Art Pieces
I hand make metal art pieces. Various items such as old discarded garden tools inspire some pieces. I hand weave metal rods to make up to circa 2 meter tall trees to small rose like flowers circa 2cms diameter.
Hanging Baskets that need no maintenance. Welcome/Friendship Rings look lovely with outdoor lighting wrapped around them, possible at the front door area or vines for a dark garden wall, especially in winter.
Unique and Hand Crafted
As each piece is hand made it has its own characteristics, the metals never twist the same, they’re all hand painted as I prefer to mix the paints whilst painting, so each piece is always different with its own personality.
I have exhibited throughout Ireland including in Bloom, Botanic Gardens, Galway International Arts Festival, Blarney Castle, Ring of Beara (Mill Grove Gallery). My artwork has traveled about the globe including a tree to the USA.
Commissions include ‘The Jesse Tree’, St. Flannan’s Cathedral, Killaloe, Co. Clare. Various pieces for schools, private gardens and for several ‘Tidy Towns’ among other patrons.
My metal art is suitable for outdoors, as well as indoors, giving all year round interest and colour.