Art is my driving force in life.   It's the energy that keeps me going.  I work a 9 to 5 job in the public sector and it can really do my head in sometimes, so I'm glad I've got art to escape into.  Many people tell me that I'm talented and that my illustrations are good, and I appreciate that, but it's not talent; it's hard work and dedication.  The drawings I did a few years ago don't compare to what I'm doing now, and that's because you have to work hard to get better and to get stronger.  Naruto Uzumaki taught me that.  

I don't have any formal training in art and design, but I've always had a keen interest in the subject and a real reverence for accomplished artists.  My medium is ink, and my major influences would be Japanese Manga, vintage storybook illustration, and the light and shadow styles of classic horror comics.   
Cuchulainn, ink and watercolour pencils on A3

Cuchulainn, ink and watercolour pencils on A3

The Legend of Etain

Midhir & Etain: Hearts Collide, ink on A3 

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Midhir & Etain: Hearts Collide, ink on A3

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Irish Mythological Cycle

The Death of Fuamnach, ink on A3 

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The Death of Fuamnach, ink on A3

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Manga Art

Naruto, ink on A3

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Naruto, ink on A3

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Art of the Light and Shadow style

(dis)Connected, ink on A4

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(dis)Connected, ink on A4

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Horror Art

Nosferatu, ink on A3. 
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Nosferatu, ink on A3. Click on the image to go to the horror gallery.

Owls and Cats

Barn Owl, white pencil on black paper 8x8

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Barn Owl, white pencil on black paper 8x8

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Productions

Images for past and current productions.   These exhibitions and events took place in bars, festivals, arts centres, and heritage sites across Northern Ireland.  
Colouring in project for BBC Get Creative initiative.  The event was hosted by the Ulster Museum.

Colouring in project for BBC Get Creative initiative. The event was hosted by the Ulster Museum.

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