Studied part time in Dunlaoghaire School of Art, the NCAD and with private tutors.
Prize winner in the Irish School of Landscape Painting.
Occational tutor / demonstrator for art associations.
Secretary of the Watercolour Society of Ireland, Member of the Dublin Art Society and the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club.
Past president of the Dublin Art Society.
Exhibitions: Royal Hibernian Academy, The Watercolour Society of Ireland, The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club, Dublin Art Society, the Barhain Art Society.
Galleries: Paintings have been shown and sold at Kenny’s Gallery, Galway, Kinsale Gallery, Kilcock Gallery, the Oriel Gallery, James Gallery and Miller’s, Clifen, Co. Galway.
Collections: Works are in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, Iaranroid Eireann, the permanent collection of Limerick University and in private collections in Ireland, England, America and in the collection of the Royal Family, Barhain.
2002 PhD (UCD), a theses entitled ‘Accoutrements, Carriage, Portraits and Memorials of Lords Chancellor of Ireland 1600-1860, partly published.
1991 BA (Hons)in the History of Art and Archaeology. As an undergraduate awarded the Francoise Henry Memorial Prize and the Donal Byrne Memorial Prize.
1980 Diploma in the History of European Painting (Trinity College Dublin)
1979 Diploma in the History of European Painting (UCD). Awarded the Purser Griffith Scholarship.
1991 Lectured in UCD to undergraduates and diploma students.
1992 Performed a variety of tasks in the Education Department of the National Gallery of Ireland.
1992… During a four year term living in Barhain ME, gave an annual series of lectures on the History of European Art.
1999-2000 Voluntary Assistant to the Curator of Prints and Drawings and the Curator of Irish Paintings in the NGI.
PRESENTLY Lecturer at a variety of Adult Education centres and NGI: Member of the RDS Viaual Arts Committee, Tour Guide at the Chester Beatty Library: Secretary, Irish Association of Art Historians and Watercolour Society of Ireland.