Amy Higgins has a Fine Art honours degree as well as recently completing a two-year long Master’s degree, both awarded by the Ulster University. She received a distinction for her master’s degree in which she developed ideas around Barbara Creeds monstrous feminine, the sublime, the uncanny and Hannah Arendt’s notions around the human condition. She depicted and understood these theories through large scale oil paintings portraying mysterious and abstract figures in echoing, darkened landscapes or backgrounds. The perspective and planes of the surface of her paintings are usually distorted in order to obscure and throw the viewer, psychological elements resonances around the paintings subject. Geometric pattern and glossed surfaces are a typical quirk of Higgins’ work.