Remembering the wonder of the 1990’s. My nanny’s house was across the road from the local video shop in Kilcock, county Kildare, I remember staring in the window at the giant poster for “All Dogs Go To Heaven” in wonder of how it was drawn. Every week my sisters and I were treated to a video rental, our top choices were “All Dogs Go To Heaven,” “An American Tail” and “The Secret of Nimh.” I was in sheer wonder at how they were drawn by hand and brought to life. Then my Mam told us that they were made in Dublin…wow!!
When I was 17 I was offered a place to train in the Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot College, & felt at home surrounded by pencils & creating characters. I struggled with reading from a young age & understood the power of visual storytelling.
When I look back, it was the power of the stories that drew me in & telling them through art is what keeps me there.