Although Audrey always enjoyed art, she began learning watercolour technique with Paul Holmes; a local Irish landscape artist after the birth of her second child in 2009.
This has now developed into an occupation since creating her own unique style which results in requests for her to sell her work. Audrey was accepted as a full member to the ASU in 2014. In November 2018 she converted an old stone barn into her studio/gallery and now invites visitors by appointment.
Living on a farm situated on the top of the Gobbins cliffs Audrey gets much of her inspiration from the beauty of nature and the changing of the seasons. She loves nature and wildlife and is at her happiest when surrounded with the natural world. Islandmagee is a peninsula so the sea plays a big part in her life and skies are forever changing around the studio. No two days are the same. She runs the family farm so loves the outdoors.
She loves to pick quirky scenes and transfer them to a page. Favourite images include the Irish hare and lighthouses. A favourite colour to paint with is indigo and she paints in a loose style using bold colours.
Audrey loves local folklore, after all she grew up in the witches’ house and lives at the top of a cliff where there are caves, fairy trees and sightings of sea monsters and mermaids! This inspiration puts a magical quality into her work. Her images have been described as making people feel happy and her work has a simple delightful quality to it.