I am a journalist, photographer and artist based in Dublin, Ireland. I enjoy taking artistic photos and painting on large canvases. My photography websites can be seen on www.barbaramccarthy.ie. I have only been taking photos professionally since late 2009. I really hope to expand my range and improve my craft this year. I mostly enjoy writing cutting edge features and taking the photos to go with them. I was a journalist for 10 years for newspapers including the Sunday Times and The Independent before I added photography to my portfolio. I paint in my spare time and have had 2 exhibitions in Dublin in the last year. Again I want to improve my skills this year and am very happy to have found Art America to showcase my work alongside other artists.