“Growing up as little queer boy in Mayo, I was left feeling like an outcast. Art was an escape from this reality. Having life long medical conditions made me overly aware of mortality and how limited time is, and I don’t want to disappear from this world without giving something back.
My current body of artwork focuses on masculine vulnerability and queer culture. Men have been conditioned to believe it is unacceptable to show fears, insecurities, vulnerabilities and their intimate side. I believe it is important to document this world we live in and express how valuable it is for men to remove these conditioned “masks” of masculinity. The reason for painting my subjects nude or almost nude is because being naked is the most vulnerable a person can be. It exposes every flaw and potential insecurities that we all hide behind clothes, masks and attitudes.”