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How Ciara Gilmore turned her hobby into a flourishing career: ‘Art was my lifebuoy when I felt that I was sinking’

A life-changing decision for mum-of-two Ciara Gilmore led her to turning her hobby into a flourishing career

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Gifted: Ciara Gilmore at home in her studio

Gifted: Ciara Gilmore at home in her studio

Gifted: Ciara Gilmore at home in her studio

Life is busy for Ciara Gilmore as she is a single mother with two children and a menagerie of rescue animals. But that didn’t stop her from chasing her dream as while she had a secure job as an occupational therapist, decided that the stress involved wasn’t worth it and threw caution to the wind by turning her favourite pastime into a career.

I started work as an occupational therapist in 1993 and worked in the burns unit in the RVH for some time,” she says.


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