Why now?

In 2016 I was in involved in one of the 1916 programmes; Little Stories Little Prints which toured Ireland. I choose to illustrate the story of the female dispatch carriers, but it was from researching the women of early 20th Century Ireland, and the suffragette movements that I was inspired to start my own creative business and learn my native tongue again. When I discovered what many women went through for their beliefs, I felt I had to find a way to get my art to more people. I have a design Daughters of Ireland, I was particularly influenced by the story of Maude Gonne and Alice Milligan who toured rural Ireland with their pop up theatre, bringing back old stories and this design is dedicated to their part in the Celtic revival of language, folklore, poetry and Art.