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I love Ireland.  I always have.  Ireland is beautiful, the people are gentle, kind and full of wit.   Even though it rains a lot, particularly in the west, it gives you a chance to take it easy and take your time … tóg go bog é … take it softly.  That peace and those moments are what I aim to capture in my photographs.

My late father gave me a love of nature and my mother has given me a love of art.  My children’s books are for small children and teach them a little about nature in a lighthearted way.  The illustrations are simple and children can easily copy them.  My books have an underlying theme, they are all about nature and the natural world around us.  Best of all is that children seem to love them.

I have, like many of us, become passionate about what is happening to our environment.  If you would like to discover my prints of animals and whales as well as children’s books on insects, please click here to visit Planet Art.

I really hope that you enjoy them.


A little video by Max Barry and Dara Fine about the inspiration behind my children’s books and ‘save the world’ range of greeting cards.

I was delighted to have my cards featured on TV3 over Christmas, you can watch the clip here:


All of my cards are printed and assembled in Ireland, supporting Irish jobs. Everything is printed on environmentally responsible FSC Certified paper, sustaining forests and the environment.

The range is always increasing and I value your feedback and suggestions.

For more on my children’s books, please click here.

My new branding – the Irish hare, known for its spontaneity and creativity as well as being lucky – he/she is holding a heart which symbolises (dare I say it) … Love.

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