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" I live and work in the most north-westerly county, Donegal, in Ireland.
My particular obsession is painting in the landscape.
I am working in oil paint on canvas or hessian.
I prefer the 'premier coup' approach where the entire picture is created , start to finish in a few hours."

                         


   " That is a brief summary of my painting method. In the last five years I have also returned to the Land Art which I did in the 1970's and 80's.

That is - Making Embroidery and Burying it.

I now find I like to combine the two disciplines. While making embroidery I have time to medidate on the landscape into which I will put it. This is very helpful for the last activity which is to make one or more paintings at this location. "