Using mainly vibrant, dreamy blues and
      related tones I paint a collection of seascapes of Cork using
      oils]. A part-time lecturer, my oil paintings are a reflection of
      my love of the sea following a childhood of summers spent in
      Ballycotton. Inspired by Japanese culture having lived there for
      five years, I also use scant scatterings of gold leaf in my
      paintings. This use of gold in Japanese art represents the bright
      rays of light that illuminate our world. My paintings evoke a
      simplicity which juxtaposes these two influences.