What’s so great about large floor shades?

“Even a single lamp dispels the deepest darkness.” Mahatma Gandhi Hand painted silk duplex shade with fringe. Hand made duplex shades come with a spider fitting for ceiling fitting or shade carrier to sit on a base. The shades in theses photographs are 45cm diameter height 38cm (not including fringe) but I can hand make […]

Textile Workshops 2022

Since the Pandemic I have not been holding workshops in my Donegal studio but have been out and about in the community. In January 2022 I had the privilege of been offered an artist in residence post for the Arts Council of Ireland. My residency is based in a National school in Donegal. This is […]

Shorelines collection

This April saw the launch of my new collection for the home “Shorelines”. The collection comprises of 3 designs hand painted on silk and made into original lighting pieces, ceiling shades, silk cushions, table runner/bed shawl and an upcycled room screen. Photographed on location in the lovely Rathmullan Cottages, Co Donegal. My designs were inspired […]

Working on silk commissions

As a maker one of the best feelings is to work on a bespoke commission, it involves taking two separate people’s ideas and combining them into a single hand painted piece which you are both happy with. It can be time consuming or really fast and sometimes just “clicks into place”. As all my silk […]

Looking back – A Country Garden Collection

As I am about to launch my new “Shoreline collection” I thought I’d look back at this time last year when Shaun Egan and myself were at the lovely “Frewin House” in Ramelton, Co Donegal doing my first ever location shoot of my interiors collection “A Country Garden”. Guests of Regina and Thomas Coyle: who […]

Night lights

If anyone knows my work you’ll know I have a growing unhealthy preoccupation with lighting, for the last 25 years I have been painting on silk but now I have found my true passion designing, silk painting and making lighting pieces. Currently my studio (otherwise known as fancy wooden shed!) in County Donegal , Ireland […]

Silk painting workshops

It’s the time of year when I begin to think about the summer and I have planned a  weekend silk panting workshops in my studio in Ramelton, Co Donegal. My studio based workshops are very popular and tailor made to the ability level of the participants. I have professional artists and absolute beginners doing my […]