I have always been fascinated by our Celtic heritage. My inspiration is found in the intricate knotwork adorning the ancient manuscripts, stone and metalwork, coupled with my love of a good story. These have combined to produce some of the most popular images in contemporary Irish Celtic art. Mythological warriors rub shoulders with ancient historical figures and intertwine with animals, birds and fish rendered in the artist's unique style. My colours, although modern, emulate the softness of the natural pigments used by the Celts and a discerning eye will recognise shades of both Tuscany, where I currently live, and the Beara Peninsula, on the rugged West Coast of Ireland, which I frequently visit.