Hello - My name is Fiona. I'm an Irish artist from Co. Tyrone, on the border between the north and south of Ireland. I now live in Co. Meath.
I grew up on a small family farm, surrounded by fields and a forest full of wildlife, with the River Blackwater running under the bridge at the end of our lane. My childhood home was full of traditional Irish music, a love of country life, and an appreciation for practical, hands on making. In this atmosphere, I was encouraged to be creative, so many of my earliest memories are of drawing, and painting.
In more recent years, I travelled to various countries across the world, but I have always been drawn back to the calmness, stillness and beauty of Ireland. Because of this, much of my inspiration comes from feeling connected to the countryside and coastline of home. I create expressive paintings - primarily in thick oil paints - to emulate the sense of belonging I feel in familiar surroundings.
I hope you will enjoy the journey my paintings take you on into your own memories, or vision, of Ireland.