Graphite, coloured pencils and watercolour

I came to botanical painting through a love of horticulture and a latent but persistent interest in the creative arts.  As a gardener, I have been fascinated by the diversity, functions and beauty of wild and cultivated plants.  I am driven by the desire to produce informative and exciting portraits of all kinds of flora and enjoy greatly the challenge of constantly improving my skills in this precise and beautiful art form.

I was very interested in art at school and completed a Portfolio Course in 1990. I also studied Drama for many years and English & History at UCD. After working in the Pensions and PR industries, a course in Botanical Illustration at IADT in 2013/14 offered me a re-introduction, and I completed a course at the Burren College of Art in 2014. I achieved a Diploma with Distinction on the Society of Botanical Artists (London) Distance Learning Diploma Course in 2017.
I continue to paint and to explore new mediums and art forms, including portraiture, ceramics and illumination, but my primary passion is for painting plants.


Éireannach – Celebrating Native Irish Plants, ISBA Exhibition, National Botanic Gardens 2018
Heritage Irish Plants – Plandaí Oidhreachta, ISBA Exhibition, National Botanic Gardens 2016
Bloom Botanical & Floral Art Exhibition, 2014 to 2018 (Silver Medal 2016, Silver Gilt Medal 2018)
Natural Law 2016 – Group Exhibition, Law Library, The Bar of Ireland
Claregalway Castle Botanical Art Expo, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
North Mayo Heritage Centre, 2017

Irish Society of Botanical Artists
American Society of Botanical Artists