"My experience as a visual artist has constantly been linked with my background in dance, specifically my traditional Irish dance background. The subject of my work has included images of dancers frozen in full flight, visually solidified moments of sheer transcendence and internal focus. These depictions of dancers are meant to portray a very particular world, allowing a small glimpse into an elaborately costumed performance. It has however been more important to me to capture the particularity of their internal world. As a dancer who lives and breathes such an existence, painting these images became an innate transference of self."