Growing up in Dublin City I always dreamed of living down a long green lane. Following a visit to the beautiful Copper Coast myself and other half Alan moved to County Waterford. I now have my studio there in a quiet meadow surrounded by trees, animals and big skies.
Following graduation from the National College of Art and Design and after 10 years teaching Art in the Waterford Institute, I co-founded Framework-building ethical leadership and organisations in Ireland. As a feminist and campaigner for equality, I saw Framework as a further support to changing Ireland. Over twenty years we have developed a practice of inclusive facilitation which has always included creative methodologies. I also qualified as an Integrative Psychotherapist and completed a Masters in Social Entrepreneurialism from University College Cork.
Photography with heart
My Dad give me a tiny Instamatic camera as a present for my 10th birthday and photography has been a part of my life since then. The Foxglove Lane blog began during 2011, the year my Dad died. Everything that has resulted has been organic and at times somewhat meandering. Creating a blog made a space to share my own approach to photography and to find a way to write about it. Learn more about my approach in this guide to Photography with heart.
Work in progress
The Foxglove Lane Blog has won 4 Irish Blog Awards for Photography, (2013/14/15/16) Even still the whole endeavour is a work in progress. Like myself.
During 2014 I was a participant in the Open House Architectural Photography Exhibition, London, the Being Here Exhibition in Waterford in 2014, Lens Flare in Central Arts, Waterford 2016 and the Sea Horse Commemoration Exhibition in the Coastguard, Tramore, County Waterford. In 2016 I began a fortnightly column in the Waterford News and Star called As I see it.
In 2017 I decided to take a years leave of absence from Framework. As well as dipping my toe into some other adventures I hope to delve deeper into some creative projects . As always it will be great to have you join me.
A longer read
If you would enjoy a longer read, here’s an interview I did with blogger Donna Abel Donnabella of Living for Happiness and another from Tara Leaver’s Art Blog My Creative Life Series