"I found that I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say in any other way - things that I had no words for".
- Georgia O'Keeffe 1923
Norah spent the first half of her working life as a Catering Manager but in 2007 she returned to college to pursue her passion for art. In GMIT's Cluain Mhuire campus she was introduced to and fell in love with Printmaking and all of its processes. She graduated in 2011 with a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art, Printmaking and was awarded the Student of the Year, Printmaking Prize as well as the Lorg Fine Art Printmakers Annual Bursary.
Her images are drawn from memory and emotion, colour is paramount and abstraction allows her to work instinctively, while the constraints of the printmaking processes enforce regular introspection and mental redrafting
Norah has had a number of solo exhibitions in Ireland and Northern Ireland , she has been selected for numerous national exhibitions and her work has been shown at group exhibitions in Australia, Bangladesh, France, Japan and the UK. Her work is in the collections of the National University of Ireland Galway, Roscommon County Council and private collectors.
Norah works from her own studio workshop in Claremorris, she was a member of the Galway Print Studio until it's closure and is now a member of Limerick Printmakers. Norah has done a number of residencies, most recently to Kitui, Kenya in 2020