It’s hard to pinpoint one exact source for my love of art and design.
Certainly, as a wee girl growing up in a small heritage town in North West Ireland - landscape, culture and rural traditions formed an integral part of my DNA. I have huge affection for old fashioned quality because of the home I grew up in, the legacy of our family business and the craftsmanship of my Dad’s carpentry.
It could even have begun at Girls Brigade every Monday night where I got my first hit of creativity by making papier-mâché masks and collaging in giant scrapbooks.
This love for creating led me to pursue a career in art and I completed a degree in Fine Art Printmaking at the University of Ulster, Belfast and a Masters in Surface Pattern and Textile Design at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.
My prints have been exhibited at venues across Ireland, most notably the Royal Ulster Academy exhibition in Belfast. Internationally my pattern designs have been exhibited at the Indigo Textile Show in New York and following one successful appearance, were purchased by US retail giant Target for their homewares department.