Living high on the slopes of Slieve Gullion, Caóilfíonn strives to capture the inescapable magnetic inspiration of the myth and majesty of her surrounds. Drawn by colour, form, textures and ever changing hues of light, themes of nature and environment reflect strongly in her work.
A graduate of University of Ulster, Caóilfíonn’s original training was in Photography which led her to capture the landscape around her and created an addiction to light, form and colour. Subsequent study of Millinery, under numerous international tutors, encouraged an exploration of evolving textiles and new materials, merging traditional skills with modernity. Her textile work is a quirky organic fusion of natural fibres, found objects and upcycled fabrics.
Caóilfíonn creates wearable art pieces in nuno felt, wall hangings and sculptural felt. More recently she has been working within Community Arts teaching textile workshops. Her textile art has been shipped to Europe, Canada, America and Australia, a visual reminder of a special place…home. As well as her home studio you can also find Caoilfionn at her studio in Bridge Street Studios, she is also a founding member or the ROGHA arts collective and Feltmakers Ireland.