Fionn is a young man of 19, living in Galway, in the West of Ireland. His interests include mythology, wild life and traditional Irish music (he is an accomplished fiddle player).
Fionn gives illustrated talks about animals to school children, and has been recognised by the Heritage Council as Ireland’s youngest Natural Heritage Expert.
Most of his drawings and paintings, as well as his videos, have been collaborations with his father, Jonathan. They call their ongoing project Fionnathan Productions. One of the messages they share is that ‘disability’ only happens when you don’t have the help you need. And, conversely, that every one of us is made ‘able’ through the support of others.
They have been experimenting with fabricating some of Fionn’s designs in wood and plastics, using CNC routers, laser cutters and 3D printers, and have received enthusiastic responses from many quarters.
Fionn is also a pioneer in directing his own supports, having sought and won a grant from the Irish government for him to hire and manage his own executive assistant.