First and foremost I am driven by my own interest in visual story telling and image making techniques and this drives my proffesional work. As a proffesional I provide remote creative solutions such as Texturing/Look Development, Environment Modelling, Lighting and compositing to companies within the CGI sphere.
Over the past five years, I have worked in the VFX, Animation and virtual reality industries working as an Environment Artist and Texture/Look Development Artist and in my spare time, I have been creating photo-realistic VFX assets and using these to create visual stories. I have been the recipient of numerous awards and funds for painting and set design and I have exhibited artwork in many exhibitions and very recently I exhibited my first ever 3d render at the 191st Annual Exhibition at the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin.
I consider myself an interdisciplinary artist working in a wide range of different mediums such as; CGI, virtual reality, painting and photography. Originally, I began my art career as an oil painter having studied at the National College of Art and Design. At NCAD I completed my BFA and MFA in Fine Art Painting and Fine Art Media respectively and during my time there I spent years learning the fundamentals and studying visual culture. It was curiosity that led me to transition from Paint to Media . Two of the main reasons were my interest in this new medium of Virtual Reality and how it could be used to change how people viewed artworks and computer-generated imagery and how that could be used to create environments as reference for oil paintings. These interests essentially led me on the journey I am still currently on - to learn all about these things and eventually bring the traditional and the digital together to create something new and inovative.