Denise Ferran is a painter and art historian with her studio at Malin. She was Head of Art at St. Dominic’s High School, Belfast and Head of Education at the Ulster Museum. A regular exhibitor at galleries in Ireland and in the USA, with paintings in many public collections including the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the US Embassy in Dublin. A Fulbright Scholar in 2002/03 at Boston College and 2006/07 Fergus Falls and MCAD, Minnesota, she contributes essays to various journals, including Irish Arts Review; Atlas Donegal and to catalogues on Irish art. Her publications include; ‘William John Leech: An Irish Painter Abroad’ 1996, ‘FEMcWilliam at Banbridge’ 2008 and ‘The Sculptor, F.E.McWilliam’ published by the Henry Moore Foundation and Lund Humphries, 2012.