"Once You're Real You Can't be Ugly" Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
Siobhán is an artist and illustrator based in Carlow, Ireland. Her paintings look at the feelings and emotions that memories from childhood evoke, the part obscured window into our sense of self. Identity, love, nature and dreams are recurring themes. Her work evolves from play; from a world of possibility and freedom. She is drawn to fantasy; curdled imagery and surreal parallel existence found within.
What started as a project to make art for her daughters room has evolved into 'Cuckoo Aboo', a design and accessory line which specializes in quirky bright inspirational wall art. Siobhán sells her prints, jewellery and cards under the label Cuckoo Aboo around Ireland. Click here for the full story.
Other peoples notes on poetry and prose, pattern, song lyrics, rhythm, process and ritual, nature, truth, animals, LOVE, laughter, hot air balloons, dots, drawing, painting, the smell of oil paint, freshly baked bread, running down hills (not so much running up hills) playing peek-a-boo with Alice, making prints, great music, great gigs, eating fresh home grown veggies and drawing birds – not necessarily in that order.
Siobhán graduated in 2003 with a Bdes (hons) Embroidery from NCAD, Dublin.
She has exhibited her work since then, showing in Ireland , China and England. She has
won awards from Carlow County Council, Éigse and has enjoyed residencies at
The Cill Rialaig Centre (Kerry), Custom House studios (Mayo) and AIR Krems
(Austria) Her installations have been shown for three years at the Body and Soul area at Electric Picnic (Laois)
She lives in rural Carlow, overlooking the Blackstairs mountains with himself, herself, a dog, two cats and chickens.