Born in Belfast , Northern Ireland, Ciara discovered her love of art from an early age and never stopped creating even during her time as an occupational therapist and complimentary therapist. Following the birth of her two children, a natural break in work inspired her to say goodbye to conventional employment and follow her dream of becoming a full time artist. Self taught, she found her groove in textile art for a while then progressing to abstract expressionism which finally felt like home. Ciara paints in her garden studio and her art adorns walls around the world. Ciara’s art strives to portray a sense of the energy that is unspoken and unseen, often described as ethereal, divine or heavenly. Her paintings demonstrate how this celestial energy can touch our very physical realities, merging to become part of our very existence.
Her paintings inspire a connection to this powerful eternal force emitting a feeling that it is right there, within reach, touching our very souls. Painting intuitively, a sense of magic is created by the juxtaposition between celestial softness and the grounded reality of the earth. The viewer is left with a feeling of peace, love and connection.