I am an artist and fine art photographer based in Ludlow, Shropshire, UK and Ibiza. I have a Fine Art MA from Hereford College of Arts. I focus on the abstract qualities of the world in paint or through a lens. I see my photographic images as ‘found paintings’, an organic fusing of both the human and natural world.
I am drawn to textures, layers and entropy. My images are of the abandoned and unnoticed, the unusual and random in everyday life. My photographs make new from old, make whole the broken, notice the unnoticed and reclaim the abandoned. I see beauty in decay, the abstract mark making of the weathering of time.
My work is very personal and involves self-exploration. I have worked for many years as a psychotherapist which has led to my interest in the hidden and revealed, in what lies beneath. I try to create a story, an uncertainty and psychological confusion in my work and aim to convey pathos and loss with a sense of hope. I am drawn to the damaged and the strength of 'still standing' against the odds.
It is important to me that the photographic image is as I saw it, that it isn’t highly manipulated. I use natural light and never alter a scene. The camera is my eye, it captures what stands out for me in the world.
I have exhibited my work in many solo and group shows, locally in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Wales as well as in London, Hastings and Bristol. I was awarded the international Signature Art Prize in 2019.