My work is informed by my surroundings and the interactions I encounter within the natural world. I am interested in capturing the mood, textures, and patterns within the natural and unspoilt landscape. For generations my family have been spending summers in the West Coast of Ireland, and this has had a profound influence on my work. I walk the pathways along the rugged cliffs overlooking the vast Atlantic Ocean, photographing the reciprocal effect between the land and sea, often returning to capture an image under different lighting and weather conditions. I listen to people’s stories and experiences as a way of understanding this location.
I am intrigued by the scale and power this wonderful and constantly changing landscape commands and the narratives which surround it. This diary of photographs and stories develop into large-scale charcoal sketches, which in turn form the basis for my art work.