Violet graduated from N.C.A.D in 1988 with a degree in Art and Design and later returned  to study Embroidery and  Printed Textiles. A member of Visual Artist Ireland, Louth CraftMark and Cork Textile Network,Society of Embroidered Textiles and Surface Design, Violet divides her time between teaching art and working from her own studio in Drogheda, Co Louth.


Artist's Statement

Cloth is at the heart of my work and hand stitch is my preferred method of mark making. I work deliberately stitch by stitch and like the slow meditative and repetitive nature of hand sewing. Taking my themes from nature and the environment, I print with dyes using screen print and relief print, a technique that allows the image to become part of the fabric rather than sitting on the surface.I dye my own linen using natural dyes and create work which I hope is environmentally friendly.  I'm concerned with texture, pattern, layering print and stitch to achieve what I hope are tactile pieces, inviting to the touch.





Recent Exhibitions


Currently involved in Borrowed Ground a

residency and exhibition in Droichead Arts 

Centre, Drogheda


Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Bishopstown library, Cork




Alexandra Palace , London


Harrogate, UK

College of Music , Cork 




Solo show, Kilkenny Arts Week

Solo show, Mid county Cafe and Gallery

Sculpture in Context, Botanical Gardens , Dublin

Newgrange, Co Meath

Listoke House and Gallery, Louth

Knitting and Stitching Fair, Simmonscourt, Dublin

College of Music, Cork

Group Project, Australia





Fionnglas Gallery, Clifden Arts Festival, Galway

Listoke House and Gallery, Louth

Wandsworth Gallery, Cork

Knitting and Stitching Fair, Simminscourt, Dublin

College Of Music, Cork







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