I am a photographer and artist. My art work explores the world that I see, feel and experience. Colour, texture and pattern form an important component of my work, whether purely photographic or incorporating other media.
From an early age nature, texture, pattern and colour fascinated me and led me to start recording what I saw with my camera. I love the creativity of digital photography, and how it allows me to record something that catches my eye and manipulate it to express my vision. I was an early proponent of combining textile art with photography. Over the last 25 years I have developed as an artist, experimenting with a variety of media alongside my photographic work.
I frequently combine mediums, including a photographic image as a base for a work adding paint, found objects, textiles and threads depending on what the work seeks to express, or I use an image to inspire me, doing sketches and then moving on to create a mixed media work which is usually abstract or semi abstract in nature.
I came to art later in life, though I’ve been taking pictures since my late teens.
I am predominantly self taught, but over the years have completed a number of courses in photography, textiles and art.