I come from an arts background having obtained a B.A. Honours in History of Art from Nottingham University. I worked at Bonhams Auction House in London during the nineties and also for the Art Loss Register. When I moved up to Northumberland I took a long distance diploma course in Interior Design with KLC School of Design. I have worked as an interior designer for fourteen years, both for the residential and commercial sectors.
I became seriously interested in photography five years ago. Colour is my primary passion and whether in the UK or abroad, I find excitement and inspiration from the sky, sea and land through the ever changing seasons. Flowers play a huge part in my life too; I have grown up with a love of gardens and flowers primarily due to my father who has always worked in horticulture. My flower cutting garden in Northumberland allows me to not only engage with my love of colour but also with structure and light.
Taking photos is immensely important to me. I like to experiment with Intentional Camera Movement, Multi Exposure, Macro photography and Lightbox photography alongside the more traditional photography techniques of recording landscapes, cityscapes and flowers more literally. I am also happy to use Lightroom and Photoshop in post -production, especially when working on more illustrative images.
I am influenced by the magnificent works of the Impressionists, their painting style and favoured locations fascinate me. I also love the intricate floral paintings from the Dutch masters working during the 17th and 18th centuries.
If any of the images capture your imagination and you would like to order artwork, then please get in touch . I use beautiful fine art heavyweight archival papers to bring out the best in my photography. Post-printing I am increasingly applying metal leaf to specific areas of certain images which gives an extra dimension thanks to the reflective qualities. My work has been at The Dancing Light Gallery near Edinburgh during Autumn 2019. I am currently exhibiting at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne . This winter exhibition is on until mid February 2020.