A photographer most of my life, I have, over the last decade developed my work considerably. In 2013 I was awarded the Licentiate Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society, and followed this up with the Associate Distinction in 2014. I am currently working towards a Fellowship. Some of my images have been selected for exhibitions by the Royal Photographic Society and by Black Swan Arts Open in Frome. I am a volunteer photographer for The Churches Conservation Trust and have built up a significant collection of images of historic churches through this work.
Most people today take photographs, if only on their phones, and everyone takes photos for different reasons – to record a moment in time, a place, something of beauty, an amusing event. As a psychotherapist and counsellor for nearly 20 years much of my digital and fine art work has been greatly influenced by my work. I aim to convey an interpretation of the multi-layered nature of memories and dreams, an insight into the unconscious, with which you, the observer, can interact.
Recently, I have been experimenting with different techniques, including using a transfer process to print images onto wood, each piece being totally unique. I have also used a similar technique to produce a range of gift cards on vintage watercolour paper, mounted on beautiful, hand-made Indian khadi papers … miniature artworks in themselves. All my prints are limited editions of ten.
As you will see by browsing my galleries, I also undertake commissions, including portraiture and commercial work and having been fortunate enough to travel widely, I have a large collection of images from countries around the world.