I studied Three Dimensional Design at West Surrey College of Art and Design (WSCAD), Farnham, Surrey, now known as The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in the early ‘80’s and after taking time out to travel and then bring up my two boys, I became a teacher of Design and Technology, specialising in special needs education.
Because of my art background I used to spend a lot of time painting and drawing and I now incorporate this with my photography work. Photography has been a passion of mine for many years. At the age of nine I was very fortunate to have been given my first SLR camera and I have since that time lived the majority of my life through a lens!
Looking through a lens transports me in to another world, one where I can observe patterns, shapes, detail and colour in both natural and man made objects. I particularly enjoy seascapes and taking close up macro botanical portraits of flowers. I have always loved the sea along with flowers, plants and trees. The range of textures, colour and form in both of these worlds is amazing and often goes unnoticed. Looking through a lens really opens my eyes to small details in life and the wonderful, changing beauty that Mother Nature delivers on a daily basis.
My life sadly changed forever in April 2012 when my eldest son was tragically killed in a car crash. My art and photography has since become a huge source of therapy for me. In 2017 I returned to live in Salcombe, South Devon. A beautiful part of the world that is very special to both myself and my family. I find so much solace being by the sea and this is now reflected in my work.
My images are modern, colourful and artistic with an almost fine art painting appearance to them. I strive to be different and if there are any rules I probably break them, but taking photographs and painting is a real joy for me and something that I am totally passionate about.