I am a contemporary realist artist who lives and works in Lurgan, Co Armagh. My distinctive personal style using Batik, oil, and stitch emanates texture and earthiness, layering mediums to try and express the ordered chaos and random patterns of nature. I have a reverence for the peaceful solitude that can be found in the barren Irish landscape, particularly in Donegal and along the Atlantic coast, and also from walking the country lanes where I grew up in the rolling drumlins of South Armagh, with their ancient hedgerows, derelict farms and patch-worked fields. I try to build up layers with line drawing, batik and dyes, oil, and stitch which has resulted in my own unique and personal technique. I use the accidental nature of batik, cracking wax to create veins of colour, over-layered with stitch to try and convey that sense of randomness and complexity that can be found in our natural environment. The strengths of my approach helps me achieve the textured surfaces and earthy hues that I love. My application is confident and displays a skillful and unique approach to Batik and textile art. I was recently selected into the Ulster Society of Women Artists (USWA), a prominent organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the profession of women’s fine art. I studied at Art College for four years and have a BA Hons Degree in Textile Design from the University of Ulster, Belfast. I sell my artwork locally and I have created numerous commissioned works of art.
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