Upon graduating from the University of Ulster Belfast with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Ciaran continued his studies at Postgraduate level at the University of Ulster Coleraine and then a Masters at Queens University Belfast.

Ciaran’s work is inspired by the surrounding countryside which captures the emotions experienced by the artist when surrounded by such natural beauty. The work also explores the features of the landscape which derive from a strong sense of presence intrinsically and solely linked to the place where the image was first conceived. Although often abstracted Ciaran’s work is anchored in the natural landscape, in particular fields and seascapes feature heavily in his current work.