A graduate of Waterford school of Art, Ireland, in the 1970s, I worked as a graphic designer/ graphic artist in Dublin for many years. I have only recently, in the last few years, turned my attention to oil painting. I'm interested in academic techniques and representational art, and this shows mainly in my figurative and still life work. My landscapes are of the beautiful countryside near where I live, and tend to be freer, although representational also. I love working in oils and exploring the 'happy accidents' which occur while working on a piece. I exhibit mainly in my home area.