'My work of the last few years has been of a personal exploration of the Clare coastline. The paintings are very much rooted towards using strong compositional arrangements while trying to achieve the physicality and energy of the scene through working with the paint.'

Ivan lives in rural Newmarket on Fergus with his partner Bronagh, an interior stylist.






1995 - 1999     Fine Art - Printmaking      Limerick School of Art and Design

Solo shows

 2018     'Found Edges'     Joan Clancy Gallery

 2017     'Doonmacfelim'   Triskel Art Centre, Cork

Group Shows

2022 Courthouse Gallery Summer Exhibition

2021 RUA Annual Exhibition, Ulster Museum, Belfast

2021 Doorway Gallery Christmas show

2021 Artsource, RDS Dublin (Doorway Gallery)

2021 Ireland Funds Singapore 'A Sense of Ireland' Exhibition and Charity Auction, Singapore.

2020 Doorway Gallery Christmas Show

2020 Doorway Gallery online solo show

2020 Affordable Art Fair London (Doorway Gallery)

2019 Doorway Gallery Christmas Show

2019 Edinburgh Art Fair (Doorway Gallery)

2019  Courthouse Gallery Summer Exhibition, Ennistymon, Co.Clare.

2019 'A Question of love', Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny.

2018   RHA Annual Exhibition (Invited)

2017   Boyle Art Festival 'Facing West'

2015   Sky Landscape Artist of the Year contestant

2011   Limerick Printmakers Open show

1999   International Student Exhibition, Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall, UK.

Awards and notes

2021 Agility Award - Arts Council

Nov 2021 Residency at CIll Rialaig Artist Retreat

May 2019  Residency at Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat

2018  Artist in residence at Bloom Festival, Dublin by invitation of the Kildare Gallery.


Sunday Independent 2017 by Cristín Leach.




Irish Examiner interview 2017 by Ellie O'Byrne.