“In my art work I strive to convey a narrative in miniature through my enamel jewellery and silversmithing designs. My own story begins with a childhood spent on the North Atlantic shores of Inishowen, County Donegal Ireland.
Coming from a family of farmers and Irish story tellers, my childhood was heavily influenced by the powerful landscape of ancient rocks and wild seas, mysterious bog lands and curious tales of animals both mythical and real.
My first training in printed and woven textiles allowed me to convey colour and pattern but when I discovered the alchemy of vitreous enamel I retrained in enamel, silversmithing and jewellery and it was a revelation, a true way to express all these influences and develop my narratives.
Always having been intrigued by the natural world I am currently focused on documenting the landscape around me in the marshlands of Faversham Creek, North Kent.”