Thank you for visiting my website – I hope you enjoy my images.
I am an artist who specialises in creating abstract and impressionist landscape, garden and architectural images using the camera as my tool.
My inspiration comes from the world around me, natural and man-made. My images interpret light and colours, shapes and patterns in landscapes, in the broadest sense. They convey my individual perspective on places, be they grand views or intimate details, iconic subjects or mundane objects.
I use multiple exposure and camera movement techniques, combined with blending modes, to create my images. In some of my work I combine elements present at that location at that time on that day to create a ‘sense of place’. More recently I have also used editing software to move further from the original image, using its shapes and colours to create pure abstractions, which the viewer can explore and interpret.
Impressionist photography appeals to me because it provides the opportunity to be creative. I am able to present a different take on the world around me, producing unique images that sometimes challenge you the viewer, inviting you to pause and explore – but perhaps with a reward when you recognise a pattern or place, a feeling or emotion. The results I hope are striking, intriguing and sometimes enigmatic, like a half-recalled memory tantalisingly just out of reach.
I am increasingly exploring the link between images and words, not only by interpreting the images that emerge from a day’s shooting but also by creating images specifically to illustrate a story or convey emotions.
My shift from representational to impressionist photography was particularly stimulated by the inspiring workshops run by Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery, whose continuing training and encouragement have encouraged me to create, explore and enjoy a whole new world, viewing my work more as art than photography.
I was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in June 2021 for my panel of impressionist hosta images.
I am honoured to have also been awarded a Royal Photographic Society Gold medal for winning the Portfolio category in the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition in 2020. My winning panel was Hosta Patterns.
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