Since childhood, I have been interested in nature and the natural world around me and I always loved the garden, first my parents and then my own.
My passion for nature led me to learn to identify the wild fungi which mark the seasons around the house and in every corner of the garden.
Working with my Irish garden mushrooms, I harness their spore dispersal action to create unique, individual paintings. Some paintings are mirror images of the mushrooms’ gills and others are more abstract when I add air currents to the process creating a sense of movement & fluidity.
My work reflects the juxtaposition of decay and life, stillness and motion as nature shapes the world we inhabit. Mushrooms and fungi recycle the dead and resupply the building blocks of life.
Nothing is ever still. Motion is everywhere.
Each piece of my work is unique and original.
My medium is mushroom spores which are dried, fixed, framed, sealed and ready to hang.
I live in the foothills of the Dublin mountains surrounded by trees, birds, wild animals and, of course, mushrooms!
Please feel free to ask any questions and I will reply as quickly as possible.