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Biography

Artist 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 Art1985 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

Works in private collections in Ireland, UK, France, Spain, USA, Canada, South Africa and Hong Kong.

Solo Exhibitions Include:

  • 1988 Solomon Gallery, London
  • 1988 On the Wall Gallery, Belfast
  • 1990 Solomon Gallery, 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
  • 2012 The Last Small Picture Show, Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales. Group show of HRH The Prince of Wales Tour Artists

 

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
  • Glaxo plc, UK
  • Goodbody Stockbrokers, Dublin
  • Harvard University, USA
  • Hotel Merrion, Dublin
  • International Investment & Underwriting Ltd
  • Irish Intercontinental BankMrs Norma Smurfit
  • Jefferson Smurfit Group plc
  • Kildare Hotel & Country Club, Ireland
  • Marlfield House Hotel
  • Paul Mellon Collection, USA
  • RTZ Plc, UK
  • Ulster Bank Group
  • Waterford Wedgwood plc
  • WH Smith, London
  • Yale Center for British Art, USA

 

Private Collections Include:

  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Sir Anthony and Lady Chryss O‚ÄôReilly
  • The Rt Hon Christopher Patten
  • Dr Michael Smurfit
  • Mrs Norma Smurfit
  • Mr Dermot Desmond
  • Enya