My professional work has been governed by the two areas of Art and Physics, mainly because of my interest in colour.

In secondary school I read a National Geographic article about astrophysics including amazing photographs, colour and graphics. The fact that scientists could “see” the stars by more than just visible light (X-rays, radio waves…) caught my imagination and lead towards Physics.

Subsequently I specialised in the Physics of light, and worked in telecommunications for many years.

My interest in art began early, by looking at the beautiful lanscapes around me in England and Ireland and wanting to paint them. I kept drawing and painting over the years and eventually started formal part-time study at third level, qualifying as an art teacher in 2008.

My paintings have focused on colour and beauty in ordinary things. I look at the work of many artists, including Charles Brady, Leonardo da Vinci (notebooks), Turner, Maureen Gallace, Hopper to name a few.