About / Biography / Exhibitions

1955        Born in Steinfurt – Westfalia – Germany
1975-79  University/PH of Münster – Degree in Fine Art (Hons)
1980-82 Teaching Degree in Fine Art and English
1998-00 Limerick School of Art & Design – MA – Fine Art – Painting

Solo Exhibitions (and two person)
2014 Origin Gallery – Dublin
2014 Burren College of Art – Ballyvaughan – Co. Clare
2011 Belltable Arts Centre – Limerick – (with John Collins)
2011 Courthouse Gallery & Studios – Ennistymon – Co. Clare
2010 Full of Life – Normoyle Gallery – Limerick
2009 The Promised Garden – Russell Gallery – Co. Clare
2008 Surge -Limerick Printmakers- Limerick
2007 Water and Rock -Linenhall Arts Centre- Castlebar
2007 Turn of the Tide – Urban Retreat Gallery- Dublin
2006 New Paintings – Catherine Hammond Gallery – Glengarriff – West Cork
2005 A Slice of Time – Norman Villa Gallery – Galway
2005 Recent Paintings – Custom House Studios – Westport
2005 Recent Paintings – South Tipperary Arts Centre – Clonmel
2005 Permanant Change – Form Gallery – Cork
2004 Flight from Reality – Origin Gallery – Dublin
2003 Fugue – Garter Lane Arts Centre – Waterford
2002 Fugue – Ashford Gallery, RHA – Dublin
2001 Changing and Forming – The Linenhall – Castlebar – Co. Mayo
2001 Contained Emotion – Belltable Arts Centre – Limerick
2000 Imperfect – De Valera Library – Ennis – Co. Clare
2000 System in Process – Ardara Artists Resource Centre – Donegal
2000 System in Process – Hunt Museum (Restaurant Gallery) Limerick
1998 Elemente – Braunschweig – Germany
1998 Origins – The Kenny Gallery – Galway
1997 Spuren einer Steinlandschaft – Kommunikationszentrum Steinfurt
Germany (with Veronica Nicholson)
1997 Coole Park – Het Röderhaus – Goedereede – The Netherlands
1995 Het Ierse Landschap – de Zee – en de Luchten – Het Röderhaus
Goedereede – The Netherlands
1995 Coastline – Cootehill – Co. Cavan
1994 Prism – The Geoghegan Gallery – Bridge Mills – Galway

Group Exhibitions
2015 RHA Annual Exhibition 185 – Dublin
2015 Russell Gallery – (with Mary Queally, Diana Rock, Debbie Browne) – Co. Clare
2015 ArtEnMala – Colectiva – Lanzarote – Canaries – Spain
2013 New Line Studios – Courthouse Gallery – Ennistymon – Co. Clare
2012 Summer Group Exhibition at Russell Gallery and Stronach Gallery
2010 Sronach Gallery – All year group exhibition – Connemara
2009 Lavit Gallery –From Ballinglen to Cork– Cork
2008 Norman Villa gallery -Summer & Winter group Show – Galway
2008 Crawford Gallery –Recent Acquisitions – Cork
2008 McBride Gallery – Summer & Winter Group Exhibition- Killarney
2008 Burren College of Art – New Line Abstraction – Ballyvaughan
2008 Catherine Hammond Gallery – All Year Group Exhibition – Glengarriff
2007 Norman Villa Gallery – Summer Group Show – Galway
2007 McBride Gallery – Summer Group Exhibition – Killarney
2006 Hillsboro Fine Art Gallery – Summer Group Exhibition – Dublin
2006 Norman Villa Gallery – Summer Group Show- Galway
2006 Burren Wall Exhibition – Glor Arts Centre – Ennis Co. Clare
2006 Contemporary Counterparts Part 2 -Belltable Arts Centre –  Limerick
2005 Summer Group Show – Norman Villa Gallery –  Galway
2004 M.A.R.S. – Russell Gallery – Co. Clare
2004 Boyle Arts Festival – Boyle
2004 on-site – Form gallery – Cork
2004 Four Painters – Catherine Hammond Gallery – Glengarriff
2003 Rediscovery – Inis Oirr
2003 Voice – Mermaid Arts Centre – Bray
2003 Voice – Linenhall Arts Centre – Castlebar
2002 Christmas Exhibition – Solomon Gallery – Dublin
2002 Christmas Exhibition – RHA – Dublin
2002 zOne – Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre – Bray, Co. Wicklow
2001 Alignment – Mrua Gallery – Co. Clare – (with Sandra Hurley)
2000 Claremorris Open Exhibition – Claremorris – Co. Mayo
2000 Masters Exhibition – City Hall – Limerick

Reviews/Newspaper Articles
2014 Wall Street Inernational – Agenda Ireland, Arts
2009 The Clare People – ‘The Constant Gardener’ – August 09
2004 Circa online – Ireland (May)
2003 Lyric FM (reviewed by Eric Sweeney) – 9.4.03
2002 Irish Architect No.181 – Ireland (October)
2001 Circa – Ireland (August
2001 AAI Bulletin – Ireland (April/May)
2001 Rattlebag RTE (John Hunt)
1994/98 Galway Advertiser – Galway
1997/95 Bergische Blätter – Germany
1997/95 Nieuwsbode Extra – The Netherlands
1996 Westfälische Nachrichten – Germany

Work Experience/Residencies
2000- 12 Professional Practice as a painter – New Line Studios
2002- ongoing  Burren College of Art – Summer School (Advanced Abstract Painting)
2005   Fellowship – Ballingen Art Foundation – Co. Mayo
2003- 08 Cill Rialaig – Artist in Residence

Awards/Grants
2008 Exhibition Award – Galway County Council
2000-05 Exhibition Award – Galway County Council / Clare County Council
1997 The Cultural Relations Committee – Department of Foreign Affairs

Collections
Crawford Collection, AIB Collection, Bank of Ireland, Contemporary Irish Art Society, OPW, Catherine Hammond Collection, Four Seasons Hotel, Limerick City Gallery, Mary Immaculate (Limerick Teacher Training College), Limerick County Council, Linenhall Arts Centre.