Norah grew up in County Mayo. She originally studied and worked as a catering manager but left that profession to study at GMIT, Galway Campus the Centre for Creative Arts and Media. She graduated in 2011 with a First Class Honours Bachelors’ of Arts in Fine Art, specialising in Printmaking. On graduating she won the Galway Print Studio Annual Bursary and remained a member there until its closure in 2018. She works from her own studio workshop: Cló sa Chró in Claremorris and is a member of Limerick Printmakers. Norah has had solo shows in Ireland and Northern Ireland, numerous group shows throughout Ireland and the UK, and in France, Australia, Bangladesh, America and Japan and has been selected for many juried exhibitions including “RDS Student Awards, “Impressions” Galway Arts Festival. “Cairde Visual”, The Model, Sligo, “Legacy”, Hyde Bridge Gallery, Sligo. She has completed residencies in Wales in 2015 and 2017 and in rural Kenya early in 2020. Norah teaches art workshops, mainly in printmaking, bookbinding and painting. Her work is in the collections of National University of Ireland, Galway, Mayo and Roscommon County Councils and private collectors. Making art allows her to emotionally engage with the defining moments of her life as well as face the changes and challenges that the passing of time brings. At the same time it facilitates creative expression and engagement with the world around her. Abstraction leads Norah to work instinctively. Often she just allows this instinct to
kick in and take her where it will, on a journey of creativity, discovery and learning.