The Outliers is the culmination of 10 years painting here in Ireland.
It is my first studio collection , that is – it is the first collection I have made from my studio rather than in response to a particular residency. That said, this collection is a reflection of 10 years of residencies and time out painting in Ireland, an amalgam of places I’ve painted – and a sort of hybrid of influences.
By definition, an outlier is ‘is an observation point that is distant from other observations’. I like to think of the outliers as an outcrop of mythical islands just beyond my imagination – a sort of painting odyssey – a destination I am propelling myself towards and constantly striving to capture.