About

 

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In the National Gallery of Ireland earlier this year (2019)

 

A bit about me…

Working as an artist and educator over the years has given me a broad base of interests in the area of art and art education.
My painting practice focuses on nature and is strongly influenced by the landscape of the west of Ireland. Most of my painting exhibit a greater interest in colour than form.
I engage in a process approach to painting; this has been influenced by my studies of socially engaged art and art therapy.
My research interests are in participatory arts processes in contemporary art education in primary schools.

 

Qualifications (most recent first)

Doctoral Studies in Art Education  Dublin City University (Ongoing)

Beginners practicum in visual thinking strategies. (VTS) 

Certificate in Art Therapy Crawford Art College

Book illustration course (32 week course, Dublin) 

Masters in Socially Engaged Art (Further, Community and Adult Education)
National College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Education (1.1) Colaiste Mhuire Marino College/Trinity College Dublin

Registered member of Teaching Council:
Primary school
FETAC/Further education