Artists Biography

1960 Born Belfast, Northern Ireland.                            

1979-80 University of Ulster, Faculty of Art and Design

1980-83 Brighton Polytechnic College of Art and Design; BA Honours Fine Art

1983-85 University College London, The Slade School of Fine Art (Post Graduate)

Awards include:

1983 Emily Lucy Boyce Travel Scholarship, Brighton Faculty of Art

1985 Richard Ford Award, The Royal Academy, London

1987 George Campbell Memorial Grant, Arts Council of Ireland, Arts of Northern Ireland and the Spanish Cultural Institute, Dublin

1992 Adams Salesrooms Choice of Artist for Future Appreciation Award, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

1997 Completed ten large paintings for the Merrion Hotel, Dublin

2001 Appointed official artist for HRH The Prince of Wales Royal Tour of the Baltic States

2003 Appointed official artist for HRH The Prince of Wales Royal Tour of Russia

2017  Completed commission of 12 paintings for a house in Merrion Square.

Works in private collections in Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Guernsey, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Canada, South Africa, Morocco, Australia and Hong Kong.   


Solo Exhibitions Include:

1983 Stowells Trophy Exhibitions, The Royal Academy, London

1984 Contemporary Artists, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

1984 Whitechapel Open, Bishopsgate Institute, London

1984 Stowells Trophy Exhibitions, The Royal Academy, London

1985 The Mail of Sunday ‘Young Masters’ Exhibition, Solomon Gallery, London

1987 ‘Young Artists from Northen Ireland’, Solomon Gallery, London

1988  Solomon Gallery, London

1988  On the Wall Gallery, Belfast

1990  Solomon Gallery, Dublin

1990  Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London

1991  ‘Young British Artist’, Roy Miles Gallery, London

1991 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin

1991  Minerva Galleria D’Art, Barcelona

1992  Solomon Gallery, Dublin

1993  Waterman Fine Art, London

1994  Solomon Gallery, Dublin

1994  Mitchell Gallery, Toronto

1995  Waterman Fine Art, London

1996  Solomon Gallery, Dublin

1997  Waterman Fine Art, London

1998  Solomon Gallery, Dublin

1999  Waterman Fine Art, London

2000  Solomon Gallery, Dublin

2002  Solomon Gallery, Dublin

2003  Portland Gallery, Art London

2004  Portland Gallery, London

2005  Portland Gallery, International Art&Design Fair, New York

2005  AVA Gallery, Clandeboye

2006  Portland Gallery, London

2007  James Adams, Dublin

2008  Portland Gallery, London

2010  Ava Gallery, Clandeboye, Northern Ireland

2011  Portland Gallery, London

2015  Glenarm Castle, Glenarm, County Antrim


Group Exhibitions 

1982 Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1986 Mixed Exhibition, Solomon Gallery, London

1986 Mixed Exhibition, Brighton Polytechnic, England

1983 – 2012  The Last Small Picture Show, Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales. Group show of HRH The Prince of Wales Tour Artists

2012 – 2017   Parvis Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

2012  – 2016  Sandford Gallery, Dublin

2012 – 2016  Leinster Gallery, Dublin

2012  Nedra Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2015  Charles Gilmore Gallery, Belfast

2015  Nedra Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2016  Trinity Gallery, Dublin

2016  Jorgensen Fine Art, Dublin

2016  Charles Gilmore Gallery, Belfast

2016  Nedra Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2016  Barbara Stanley Gallery, London

2017  Trinity Gallery, Dublin

2017  Jorgensen Gallery, Dublin

2017  Charles Gilmore Gallery, Belfast

2017  Nedra Matteucci Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2017  Barbara Stanley Gallery, London

2017  Glasthule Gallery,  County Dublin


Corporate Collections Include:

AIB Bank

Arthur Cox & Co Solrs

Arts Council Collection, Northern Ireland

British Government Art Collection

Citibank NA, Ireland

Deacon Barclays, de Zoete, Wedd, Toronto

Delta Airlines

Doyle Hotel Group

Durban Museum, South Africa

Elan Corporation Ltd

Galgorm Castle Hotel

Glaxo plc, UK

Goodbody Stockbrokers, Dublin

Harvard University, USA

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

International Investment & Underwriting Ltd

Irish Intercontinental Bank

Mrs Norma Smurfit

Jefferson Smurfit Group plc

Kildare Hotel & Country Club, Ireland

Marlfield House Hotel

Paul Mellon Collection, USA


Ulster Bank Group

Ulster Museum Belfast

Waterford Wedgwood plc

Westbury Hotel, Dublin

WH Smith, London

Yale Center for British Art, USA


Private Collections Include:

HRH The Prince of Wales

Sir Anthony and Lady Chryss O’Reilly

The Rt Hon Christopher Patten

Dr Michael Smurfit

Mrs Norma Smurfit

Mr Dermot Desmond

Sir Gerry and Lady Robinson

Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce