A B O U T
I'm a fine artist and illustrator from Delgany, Co. Wicklow and a member of the Design and Craft Council of Ireland.
In 2013 I took a little detour from oil painting and crept into the enjoyable realm of illustration allowing me the scope to develop my own design brand Hairy Fruit Art.
I grew up in the seaside town of Greystones and now live three miles up the road in the sweet village of Delgany in Co. Wicklow surrounded by blackberry ditches and fields with grazing animals and inspiring views of the Wicklow countryside. It is here I find my daily inspiration to create beautiful designs while drinking cups of tea, juggling the laundry and other jobs that naturally arise from being a wife and a mum of two college students.
I have a passion for print and surface pattern design and over the past few years have developed pretty collections of wall art, kitchen textiles, greetings cards, illustrated notepads and social stationery. My designs are not only inspired by the beautiful countryside and local gardens in the 'garden' county of Wicklow but also by memories of childhood family road trips around Ireland, also retro art and design principally from the '60's and '70's when I was like a sponge as a kid and took it all in. I also grew up among a creative family in a home with a Mum who is a fine artist with a great eye for colour and a natural flair for interior design and my mother still inspires me to this day.
I am available for commissions and licensing. I also wholesale to some gorgeous shops and galleries in Ireland and overseas. If you would like to stock my products in your store in Ireland or abroad please get in touch.