Editorial work for the Lodestars Anthology’s England Issue. Illustrations to accompany an article on the diverse landscape that is the New forest.
“The folklore-filled New Forest is a wild wonderland, a collage of heath, woods, heather and gorse, an England of old. A landscape of dense greenwood, stone villages and moorland akin to the open, weather-beaten expanses of the north.”
- Liz Schaffer
Selection of landscape studies of the Mourne Mountains in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Based on en plein air watercolours and sketches from many trips out into the Mournes.
Exploring use of hand rendered text, and referencing a great passion of cartography. Under the context of travel reportage this body of work on the Mourne Mountains delves into the process of documentation, rather than execution of final artwork.
Range of illustrations inspired by the Causeway Coast, Co.Antrim, N.Ireland. In particular the natural wonder that is the Giant’s Causeway.
Watercolour paintings based on en plein air studies from trips up to the North Coast from January to March, documenting the landscape, with the aim of capturing the unique atmosphere of the stunning landscape along the north coast
the lake isles of innisfree
Double page spreads from an illustrated book of W.B Yeats' poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree". Based on a body of travel reportage work done around the west coast of Ireland in February, 2015. Exploring the different methods to document a landscape; with contour mapping, poetry and illustration, and how they can be married together.
visual response to the work of musician Keian Roohipour. The artwork aims to address themes of displacement, disconnect and integration.
Selection of en plein air work from travels around New Zealand 0ct'16 - Mar'17
Western Highlands, Scotland, June 2015. Using the Falmouth Travel Bursary I had the opportunity to travel up to the Western Highlands, documenting my trek along Louch Hourne towards Barrisdale estate with my watercolours and sketchbook
Selection of maps; personalised commissions and speculative
Inspired by the peace and tranquility of the holiday cottages location; nestled in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, Co.Down.
Selection of Botanical Illustrations, inspired by 19th Century Natural History Illustrations. Looking at a selection of flora unique to the Causeway Coast and Mourne Mountains, which are available as prints in my Etsy Shop
skye boat song
A selection of etchings to accompany the folk ballad "Skye boat Song". Inspired by travel reportage work in Scotland documenting the escape route of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the living history of the Jacobite rebellion within the landscape. Using strong symbols of Scottish heritage to illustrate the poem’s underlying message of a peoples cry for independence.
ballyconnell log cabins
Brochure designed and illustrated for Ballyconnell Log Cabins. Inspired by the tranquil retreat the log cabins offer, sitting right on the Cavan lakes.
Illustrations to accompany academic writings on the embodied experience of menstruation.
Promotional Illustration used by Galway Pro-Choice Society for Repeal the Eighth Campaign
Article addressing Olympian Fu Yuanhui's breaking down of the Menstruation Taboo at Rio 2016. For feminist blog Etym News
Personal piece inspired by the life of the visionary Frida Kahlo
The cactus is used as a symbol of her resilience and strength, as well as a reference to her power of self expression and autonomy as a women in her artwork.
landmarks book cover
Speculative book cover for "Landmarks" by Robert Macfarlane