Selected Group & Juried Exhibitions
2016 186th Annual Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2015 Opera Festival Show, at Greenacres Art Gallery, Wexford
2015 Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, Dun Laoghaire
2015 185th Annual Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2014 Art in the Open, at Wexford
2013 Art in the Open, Green Acres Gallery, Wexford
2012 Art in the Open, Green Acres Gallery, Wexford.
2008, ‘07 & ‘06 The Bold Gallery, Galway.
2006 Mermaid Arts Centre (shortlisted) Open Submission, Bray
1989 Selected Arnott’s Portrait Prize Exhibition
Solo Shows as a painter
June 2017 "The Goose Field' at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow
Aug 2012 ‘Tide Tumble’ at Clew Bay Gallery Westport, Co. Mayo
May 2009 ‘Paintings from a Thousand Days’, Wicklow Arts Festival.
Oct 2008 ‘Wild Blue’ Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Waterford.
Mar 2008 ‘Sea, Sky & The Square Mile’, Signal Arts, Bray, Co. Wicklow
June 2007 ‘Signature’, Bold Gallery, Galway
Awards for Painting
2015 Bronze Award, Wexford Art in the Open
2014 Gold Mayoral Award Wexford Art in the Open
2013 Artists’ Choice Award Wexford Art in the Open
2012 Silver Award Wexford Art in the Open
2011, ‘09 & 07 Awarded 3 major bursaries by the Belfast based Arts & Disability Fund which was
funded by both arts councils of Ireland.
1983 Diploma in Art & Visual Education, NCAD Dublin (2:1)
1979 Pre-Diploma in Visual Art, NCAD Dublin
Other Arts Commissions & Awards:
2003 Awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by the National University of Ireland in
recognition of contribution to the international disability arts movement.
1998 Dept. of Foreign Affairs Cultural Award ( Tokyo, Japan)
1997 Artflight Travel Award (Washington, DC).
1995 Artflight Travel Award (University of Michigan).
1995 Locus+ Commission for performance work.
1994 Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland (London).
1994 “Inside Out” Arts Council Commission
1990 Gracie Fields Live Art Commission, U.K.
1990 San Francisco.Travel Award, Arts Council of Ireland (to exhibit)
1990 Cultural Travel Award from the Dept of Foreign Affairs (exhibit: National Museum of
1989 Major bursary in Visual Arts from the Arts Council of Ireland.
1989 Commission for “Beyond the Barriers”, Arts Council of Great Britain.
1989 Artist in Residence, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick.
1988 "Heroes" Arts Council Commission for show to secondary schools.
1988 Kevin J. Ramos Award, Berkeley, California