Wayfinding, through visual and poetic language.

Michael survived a heart attack while cycling in June 2018. The trauma of that event led to his reevaluation of priorities and return to his passion for painting full-time.

Today Michael works from his studio at the Artisan Resource Center in Marietta, north of the city of Atlanta. During the pandemic, lockdown, and isolation he focused his efforts on abstract conceptual works. In June 2020 he began writing poetry to recall childhood memories, his life in Ireland, and indeed as a coping mechanism in a time of uncertainty. The intensity of this focus has led to a practice inspired by the overlap of visual and written language as mark-making and combined forms of expression and storytelling.

This ongoing endeavor is called wayfinding through visual and poetic language. This body of work is the basis for his solo exhibition “wayfinding” opening January 7 until March 12, 2023, at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia.


RobertKent Galleries

Church Street, Marietta, GA

Monthly Exhibitor.

Mason Fine Art 

415 Plasters Avenue NE, #100, Atlanta GA 30324.

An Exhibition of Paintings and Poetry

Opening November 12, 2020 – January 31, 2021


Sol Art Gallery, Dublin Ireland.

Exclusive Representation in Ireland

Unit 3, The Times Building, D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 Ireland.

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Juried Exhibit “Metro Montage XXII 22nd

Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Solo Exhibit. “Wayfinding”  through visual and poetic language. A solo exhibit opens January 7, until March 12, 2023, with details to be announced in the Fall.