Graphite, coloured pencil.

Inspired by nature, informed by scientific rigour and the needs of the audience. Truth and beauty. Trees.

Botanical artists I admire include: Asuka Hishiki, Masumi Yamanaka, Siobhán Larkin, Patricia Newman, Sarah Simblet.

My background is in botany and geology but in recent years, I have begun drawing plants, trees in particular. My plant portraits are now in private collections in Ireland, Canada and the UK. I have attended courses at the Alberta College of Art (Calgary), National College of Art and Design (Dublin) and, more recently, The Drawing School (Dublin). I have also published poetry (in The Stinging Fly), broadcast prose (on RTE Radio 1 and LyricFM) and published scientific reseach. I was a weekly blogger for two years, writing about nature, gardens and, sometimes, my forays into botanical art.


Birr Castle Demesne Through the Artist’s Eye, Autumn 2020 (and online)

Bloom in the Park Botanical Art Exhibition, 2017, 2018, 2019
awarded Silver-Gilt medal for ‘Davallia sp. Hare’s Foot Fern’ 2018

Claregalway Botanical Art Exhibition, 2017, 2018, 2019

Éireannach/Botanical Art Worldwide, National Botanic Gardens, May 2018

Tourin House, Photography and Art Exhibition, October 2017

Plandaí Oidhreachta/Heritage Irish Plants, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, November-December 2016

Art in the Garden, Tourin House, Cappoquin, Waterford, October 2016

Aibítir, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, May 2014

Irish Society of Botanical Artists
Alpine Garden Society