"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, oils and pastels, all of which have influenced my current work with acrylics. I have always enjoyed looking at art, but I was always most impressed by artists who try to capture the mood of a scene as it really is. I am inspired by the many wildlife and landscape artists whose paintings have been collected by lovers of nature.
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, Ireland and I 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. Later my work as a development engineer and consultant brought me to over 30 countries worldwide. In those days my art was a relaxing hobby on quiet weekends.
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. Despite limited movement in my neck and right arm I am still able to stand at an easel and paint. 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.
A selection of paintings are on permanent exhibition in Taylor's Gallery, Sligo, Ireland and in Vyssi Brod Monastery, Czech Republic. I have original art and prints available at Saatchiart.com and occasionally other galleries'. I have completed commissions for private buyers as well as hotels and resorts. All of my available artwork can be ordered online. Please email me directly if you have any questions or specific requests, such as custom printing - to - email@example.com