Chris
2013
Oil on Canvas
40cm x 50cm
The Fallen Feather
2007
Oil on Canvas
80cm x 100cm
(Private Collection)

SOLD
Melancholia
2011
Oil on Canvas
100cm x 120cm

'Modern Orpheus'
2014
Oil on Canvas
70 cm x 90 cm 

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A modern take on the character Orpheus who was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music.

This painting is a portrait of my mothers carer of over 20 years Vinny. Having visited national galleries I have seen a great deal of portraits of people with wealth and status and this piece was a reaction against these types of works. Painting a person who selflessly devotes themselves to the care of others felt like a more fitting and worthy model to be captured in art. 
'Marianne with butterflies'
2014
Oil on Canvas
50 cm x 70 cm
(Private Collection)

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The ESB Keating Award and Silver Medal for an outstanding art work at the 185th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition
'Carer'
2014
Oil on Canvas
50 cm x 60 cm
(Private Collection)

SOLD
'Introspection'
2015
Oil on Canvas
60 cm x 70 cm 
(Private Collection)

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‘Introspection’ is a self portrait in oils. I chose to conceal my eyes in the portrait as a means to hide my gaze from the viewer. Keeping something concealed. As an artist our eyes are the most important part of ourselves, they are our means to funnel in the world and a means to express and construct visuals from our feelings and ideas.  Hiding my eyes was a means to express a need to look inwards rather than outwards at the world, taking a moment for self observation. The background was also chosen specifically to express my inner feelings. Oppressive yellows and the flowers reflecting a symbol of the female mind. 
'This too will pass'
2015
Oil on canvas
60 cm x 80 cm 
'Self Portrait with flowered wall paper'
2016
60 cm x 70 cm
Oil on Linen

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‘This too will pass’ is a portrait of my late father. Painted after his death this piece was a tribute to him. I wanted to capture not only the likeness as faithfully as I could but also the spirit in the painting. Creating portraits that capture life is essential to me and I use delicate brush strokes to achieve this effect. Expression and it’s subtlety in conveying the inner world of the sitter is integral to my portrait practice. I capture and subtly alter expressions in my pieces to give the viewer the opportunity to add their own interpretation on to the character and inner world of the subject. I believe the best portraiture is honest and doesn't edit out ‘flaws’ or perceived imperfections. The passage of time and inevitable mortality is etched on the face of my father. His deep expression lines showing the journey of his life. The title of the painting ‘This too will pass’ is open to interpretation, it can express his and our own mortality but also offers a suggestion of what is on the mind of my father and struggles to overcome. 
'I See You In Feathers'
2017
66cm x 86 cm
Oil on Linen

​This was a painting created in honour of my mother who died of Multiple Sclerosis. The painting was an expression of the grief I felt after her death. At first I wanted to do her portrait but having no recent photos of her that didn’t feel exploitative of her dignity, I decided feathers would be how I would symbolise her. Feathers became an important symbol of my mother to my family after her passing. When she was in her last days all of us who would be with her at the end found one little white feather. Then on the night she died her partner went outside were it had been snowing and found three pristine white feathers settled on the snow and we all felt it was her talking to us. It was probably the grief making us search for her in these things, but in the following months we kept finding feathers and saw her in them. This developed and inspired the idea of showing myself surrounded by feathers to honour her.
'What We Hide'
2018
100 cm x 70 cm
Oil on Linen

'Focus'
2018
Oil on Canvas
76 cm x 76 cm 
'Memory'
2018
70 cm x 90 cm
Oil on Linen

​Memory is a self portrait. This painting was part of a theme I have been working on were things are obscured or hidden. The title of the painting ‘Memory’ comes from the fact that the curtains I am looking at come from my old family home. After the birth of my daughter I was living in the family home and used to close these curtains in the living room when she was napping during the day. I loved how the light glowed through the curtains and felt compelled to capture them in paint. As a portrait artist I couldn’t resist making the painting personal by adding myself into it. As these curtains held so many memories of my childhood and the awareness of the approaching sale of the home I felt a nostalgia for the past. I couldn’t keep the house but I could paint a memory of it.
'Love'
2018
20 cm x 20 cm
Oil on Linen
'Imagine'
2018
60 cm x 70 cm
Oil on Linen

This is an oil painting of a friend of my parents who reminded me of a figure that could be seen in classical paintings. I thought he would make an interesting subject with his biblical look that was reminiscent of paintings I have seen of prophets. His upturned gaze with light in his eye gives the impression of a man with thoughts and hopes for the future. The background revealing his internal world has elements that are both obscured and revealing, to show the development of ideas in his imagination.

CATHERINE  CREANEY
'Right To Light'
2019
Oil on Linen
150 cm x 120 cm
(Barbara Maive Stokes - Disability Campaigner and Paediatrician)

I was one of six selected artists commissioned to create a portrait for Women on Walls at RCSI in partnership with Accenture 2019. This was a project to recognise the pioneering achievements of a group of eight extraordinary women with the aim of enhancing the visibility of historical female leaders in healthcare to inspire future generations. The portraits were unveiled on the 5th of March 2019, and hang in the boardroom of RCSI’s historic building on St Stephen’s Green. The portrait I was commissioned to paint was of Barbara Maive Stokes, a disability campaigner and paediatrician. I found her work with people with disabilities and their families very inspiring and found the whole project highly inspirational.