"Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day," Winston Churchill
A self taught artist having worked with water-colour, oil and pastel and now working exclusively with acrylic. I enjoy looking at art and working with paint to try to recreate the beauty of a scene in my own way.
Born in Sligo, Ireland, married to Lucie from Czechia, with two boys, Ruadhan and Jakub (Ruhi and Kubi). I spend my time between Southern Bohemia and Sligo and paint in both locations.
I graduated in 1988 as a Civil Engineer in Galway and worked in England and Ireland before moving to West Africa and later my work as a development engineer and consultant brought me to over 30 countries worldwide.
In 1994 I broke a bone in my spine which later resulted in two discs being removed, greatly limiting my ability to travel and to work. In 2018, I started painting again, and in her final days my mother helped me to understand that this is the path for me. I dedicate this website and my art to her.
I paint in Sligo and Czech, inspired by the natural beauty of my surroundings.
A selection of paintings are on permanent exhibition in Taylor's Gallery, Sligo, Ireland and Vyssi Brod Monastery, Czech Republic. All artwork can be directly ordered online. Please email me directly if you have any questions or requests - to - firstname.lastname@example.org