Josephine works as a full-time visual artist from her studio in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. She obtained an Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 2008. In 2019 she retired from her position of art tutor with the Tipperary Educational Board and now devotes all her time to painting.
Josephine has work on display in permanent collections in Ireland and private collections nationally and internationally.
She has had numerous open exhibitions both in Ireland and abroad as well as solo exhibitions in Ireland.
“I’m a visual artist working predominately with the medium of paint. My work fits into two unrelated categories, realism and abstract. Abstract allows me to explore my interest in the materiality of mediums, colour, form, and depth. The journey of painting makes me complete knowing that this is what I want to do most in life. I love the process of painting not knowing what the outcome will be, allowing the medium to bring forth the idea and mood of which I want to portray. Mostly the work derives from my subconscious and personal memory of the environment, atmosphere, and place.”
“I use my craft to create art designed to lure the viewer in and challenge them to analyse, in order to add their own narrative and emotion to it.”