A handsome fox having a little stroll in the summer sun, painted and animated in Animate CC.
I’m delighted to be on the artist panel to deliver a variety of art workshops for 2018 in The Dock arts centre in Leitrim.
My next one will be all about making Fast and Slow Portraits, in celebration of National Drawing Day on Saturday May 19th. I will help you experiment with different techniques and materials to create self portraits, and portraits of whoever comes in with you (so bring your friends!). You don’t have to have any experience, it’s just a great chance to have some fun with drawing :)
Drop in between 11am and 2pm to take part, no booking required and it’s totally free. If you aren’t in Leitrim this weekend there’s lots of other free events around the country for National Drawing Day and you can find out about them here.
There will also be workshops led by artists Wayne O Conner and Jessica Kelly so lots of fun to be had.
I became an illustrator because I wanted to be able to spread love and happiness through my work. I’m now studying animation for the year and almost finished so I’m looking forward to working with an animation company, making bigger projects and collaborating!
I facilitate a variety of art workshops for children but they all centre around cultivating a love of nature. Some examples of past workshops include nature journalling, nature printing, wildflower sketch walks and making nature mobiles.
In my own art practice I love having a hand drawn feel to my work. I teach a digital illustration workshop and am skilled with creating work digitally, but I always like the idea of making the computer side of things invisible – using it to enhance my drawings but letting the end result feel hand made.
My undergraduate degree is in Architecture (B.Sc from UCD) and I have a Masters in Digital Media Technology (DIT). I am also an Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator.
Watch me on TV talking about Naturama (2016) and how I draw. If you can’t see it on youtube, watch it here on Facebook..
I ran a little event as part of my time at FROST Fumbally before the Christmas and invited the public to visit the shop and get a free portrait. I drew just under 70 portraits over a couple of days, here is a selection..with more here.
For this project, I did most of the drawing by hand in my notebook, then scanned it in and worked it up in Illustrator. I collaged hand coloured work with vectorised, digitally coloured elements. I collaborated with the printer to have everything perfect so they could make a series of panels to fit with the perimeter of the site, taking into account the corner elements and the slight slope. Once printed, the site contractors took care of the rest and installed it over a day. (Luckily I didn’t have to be out in the cold painting it!).
Let me know if you go see it!
Find out more here.
I’ve started a new series of paintings in Photoshop based on scenes with gorgeous locations from films. Follow along with me on Instagram and tell me what your favourite scenes are, I’m open to suggestions! :)