Born in Co. Limerick, he graduated from Limerick College of Art and Design with a Diploma in Fine Art in 1978. Since 1992 he has crafted out a substantial body of work as a painter of the urban landscape and more recently the rugged landscape of the western seaboard. Sometimes working on a very large scale, his images reflect his response to the formal elements of composition; shape, form and fall of light. The result: powerful images of instantly recognisable parts of the Irish landscape with large abstract passages and surfaces which articulate the relentless energetic and elemental force of nature.