My first trip to Ireland was 25 years ago, when I’d planned to walk across the island. My husband went along and convinced me to circumnavigate the island instead and to combine walking with other forms of transportation. Little did he know that he’d fall in love with Ireland even more than I. Over the years, we made 8 or 9 trips to various parts of the country, feeling particularly at home in County Kerry.


Two years ago, a client of the Cooler Gallery offered me a vacation at his home in Kerry in exchange for a painting. We liked the setting so much we eventually bought  a piece of  his property and now try to spend three months a year there.


My hiking as given me access to incredible scenery and I rarely let it escape. The more dramatic the scene, the more likely I am to paint it.

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Point on Kenmare Bay

Parknasilla Walk

Lavendar Sky

Field Parsels

Heather and Fir

Inlet at Derrynane Bay

Range near Inch

Head of the Bay


Mossy Birch

Dingle's End

Beach At Inch

Rocky Cove

Rough Waters

Panoramic Hills


Rythmic Hills

Black Valley Pastoral

Windy Gap


On Inishowen

Hummocks in the Field

Blue River (Kerry)

Malin Head

Sneem coastline

Downtown Kenmare

Ireland Pastels

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