Signal Staff

Lorna Lennon

Exhibition co-ordinator

Lorna Lennon is an artist and writer living in Bray. She is especially interested in Visual arts and teaches Drawing and Watercolour Painting. She has a Higher National Diploma in Fine Arts as well as qualifications in Marketing and Public Relations. Her interests include playing the bodhran, tin whistle, and crafts.

Trevor O’Toole

Administration

Robert Butler

Administration

When asked for a photo and blurb, Robert replied “No Photos, Please; I’m English” 

Gráinne Corcoran

Staff Artist

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Marc O'Connor

Staff artist

Donal Smyth

Staff Artist

Donal comes from a business background importing children’s playground equipment.

He is interested in music and writing, and Donal will be studying computing and IT.

Santa Silina

Staff artist

Santa has a degree in graphic design and has studied classical art education. She has a great passion for drawing and sketching is interested in cultural history and all art related topics. Originally from Latvia but is in love with Ireland, where she lives from 2007. She enjoys hiking and live outdoor sketching. Loves to give her knowledge to others.

Chris Flanagan

Staff artist | Web

Chris is responsible for keeping the website running, updated, and so on. He’s interested in live streaming, and the outdoors. Recently he has tried his hand at making traditional inks from oak galls and is interested in improving his calligraphy.

Don Rorke

Supervisor

Don Rorke has being involved in filmmaking since 2010, as a Producer, Director and Editor. He has worked on a huge body of work that encompasses a wide range of genres and styles, including Documentary, Short Films, Feature Films, Promotional. Cooperate Videos and Music Videos, where a number of the films have won awards. In 2015 he completed a Higher National Diploma in Moving Image with a distinction. Currently, he is still working on project both large and small, and working on a number of ideas for his next feature documentary.

Kelly Hood

Staff Artist

There are a fair few cows in Wicklow but for Kelly Hood they provide a constant source of inspiration. Kelly specialises in uniquely Irish images and animal scenes and her cow paintings in super-realist style are a favourite. Kelly, who attended Meanscoil na Toirbhirte in Dingle, Co. Kerry before going on to study at the Limerick College of Art & Design and IADT, grew up in Dingle and spent her summers helping to milk the cows on her grandmother’s Mae’s farm.”I eat them, I wear them, and I paint them,” Kelly quipped, “so I owe them something, don’t I? “In Wicklow, I’m never short of a willing model. I found my first in 2008 and we bonded over a barbed wire fence. I determined then that I would paint her — and one cow led to another. I guess a touch of mad cow ensued.”

Audrey Kane

Staff Artist

Audrey is delighted to back on the Signal team again and is really looking forward to all the future events and classes that will be happening here again as the country opens up. Audrey has just completed a QQI Level 9 Postgrad Diploma (PGDip) in Business in Cultural Management. She is eager to begin immersing herself in promoting Community Arts and Culture in the Signal environment. Audrey also has a strong interest in comedy and theatre.

Dylan Clucas

Staff Artist

Dylan is a graphic designer. He studied art before transitioning to graphic design. He has been active in video editing and professional gaming for many years. He has a keen interest in graffiti and paints occasionally when he can find the time.

Iseult McCormack

Staff Artist

Iseult McCormack is an intuitive abstract artist from Bray, County Wicklow. She has explored many paths on her artistic journey including ceramics, fashion and fine art.
She is a mother, daughter, sister and friend. A lover of music, dancing and people and it is these life experiences that have led her to revel in colour, texture and form, creating work that delights the eye and speaks to the soul.

Lorraine Whelan

Admin & Staff Artist

Lorraine Whelan is an Irish-Canadian writer and visual artist based in Ireland. Her prose, poetry, and art criticism has appeared in Ireland, Canada, USA, Luxembourg and online. In 2020 she founded Precariat Press and published her first chapbook of poems, Home Sweet Home Goodbye. Her artwork is included in public, private and corporate collections in Ireland, USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, and Australia. Most recently, her solo exhibition of prints and paintings, Memory Is My Homeland, took place at Rathfarnham Castle in Feb-Mar 2022.

Shane McCormack

Staff Artist

Shane’s practice is lens based using Photography and Video. He graduated from IADT in 2014 with a BA(HONS) in Visual Art. He is also a freelance illustrator specialising in portraits from film and TV. Shane has worked on licensed subjects like Star Wars, Star Trek, The Walking Dead and The Hobbit. His spare time is spent watching films and building models on his YouTube channel.

 

Colum Coogan

Staff Artist

 

Tara Doyne

Staff Artist

 

Heather Flynn

Staff Artist

Heather Flynn is a visual artist living in Wicklow. Heather graduated with an honours degree in Textile Design at NCAD in 2000. Her specialist area being embroidery. She exhibited nationally and internationally in group exhibitions before embarking on running her own business in conservation framing. Heather collaborated on many conservation art projects with numerous institutions, government bodies and archivists such as the OPW, DCC, AAI, AIB and Abbey Theatre. With the shift of a Pandemic like many Heather began painting again full time, enjoying discovering new materials and methods of painting. Heather currently facilitates life drawing and is enjoying studying Fine Art Painting at the RHA.