About

My work is observational in nature and aims to depict the ordinary and everyday, presented to give a view that others may not have noticed, or simply discounted.

I’ve always been attracted by shapes and patterns. It might be a simple curve, a reflection, or the way that the light happens to falls on an object that makes me want to photograph it. Although that initial attraction is sometimes reason itself for producing an image, I am more often than not looking for something else, something beyond a simple representation of the object. I like to create pictures which can be linked, have a thread of commonality or which tell a story.

Current areas of interest include herbarium – a study of the plants and vegetation in the local area, whilst memorare explores objects that have a value through association or memory.

The success or otherwise of an image depends on the connection that the viewer makes with it, either through experience, empathy or the subject matter itself. I hope that you find something here that you connect with.

blossfeldt inspired art forms in plants
lily abstract series
uninvited guests

Selected Exhibitions:

August–Sept 2017 ‘A flavour of Worcestershire’, Exhibition Walk, Malvern.
August 2017 Worcestershire Open Studios.
June 2017 ‘A taste of Worcestershire’, No.8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcestershire.
April–August 2017 ‘Art Forms’ series, Mix Bakery & Café, Worcester.
August 2016 Worcestershire Open Studios.
August 2015 WCC 125th Anniversary Exhibition, The Hive, Worcester.
February 2012 WCC Group Show, Malvern Library, Worcestershire.
October 2011 WCC Group Show, No.8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcestershire.
August 2010 WCC Group Show, No.8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcestershire.
August 2007 Open Exhibition, Pitt Studio & Gallery, Worcester.
April 2007 ‘Black & White’, Claire Gallery, Birmingham.
November 2006 ‘Tear Aways’, Custard Factory Gallery, Birmingham. Curated by Max Kandhola.
October 2006 ‘Shrinkwrap’ series, Kings Gallery, Worcester.
August 2006 WCC Group Show, No.8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcestershire.
July 2006 Open Exhibition, No.8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcestershire.
August 2005 Open Exhibition, No.8 Gallery, Pershore, Worcestershire.

 

Professional Development:

2007–2010 University of Worcester. Creative Digital Media BA(Hons) First Class.
July 2007 Rhubarb-Rhubarb International Festival of the Image Portfolio Review.
May 2007 Photographic Practice Workshop, Evesham, Worcestershire with mentoring by John Blakemore.
November 2006 Rhubarb Farm Mentoring Programme, Birmingham. Portfolio Workshop with Addie Vassie.
Sept–Dec 2006 Creative Alliance ‘After Hours’ Programme, Birmingham. Mentored by Max Kandhola.
February 2006 Roaming Rhubarb Portfolio Review with Rhonda Wilson MBE.