My inspiration comes from daily walks with my dog along the river or around the park. I love to forage for seasonal flowers and plants while walking.
Back in the studio I develop my sketches and photographs into repeat patterns and then
screenprint my designs on pure Irish linen fabric .
PURE IRISH LINENS
Linen production is a very important part of Ireland's industrial heritage. All the base cloths I use are
100% pure irish linen, woven in Donegal.
It is the most beautiful fabric to print on, absorbing the pigments to give rich and subtle colours
Without a doubt screenprinting is my favourite part of the process. I handprint the designs by using a squeegee to push ink through a silkscreen stencil. I love the alchemy of mixing the pigments, creating colour blends and layering translucent inks.
All of the pigments and pastes used are sourced locally and are waterbased and solvent free.