Originally from Essex and now residing in the beautiful countryside of North Dorset, my interest in photography was first truly awakened during visits to my aunt and uncle in North Yorkshire when I was in my teens. Having always had an affinity and deep love of nature, I was totally captivated by the stunning landscape. My uncle, himself a passionate photographer and gifted artist, very quickly realised he had an enthusiastic pupil on his hands and I spent many happy hours being tutored in the beautiful Yorkshire landscape. Through my beloved uncle I have inherited the gift of “seeing”, and I now attempt to combine both his talents into my work in honour of his memory.
I find my inspiration in nature and the landscape around me, often seeking out the small aspects which so often go unnoticed………sunlight through a leaf, ripples and reflections in a pool or stream, even a tiny snail on a plant or the bark of a tree. Through my work I endeavour to showcase the sheer beauty and fragility of our amazing planet, in the hope that I will in turn inspire others to “see” and care for our beautiful natural world. I also have a real affinity with trees and love to photograph them in all guises and through every season.
Other aspects of my work are influenced by my love and fascination for old and ruined buildings and the way in which nature so often claims them for her own, so they consequently blend seamlessly into the landscape. I have been totally inspired by the amazing images created by the late Simon Marsden and am now attempting to emulate him in my own work.
Blend all this with my love and interest of our many ancient and sacred sites, which I often portray in my work, and you have my style as a somewhat strange mix of Fine Art and Natural Landscape photography, touching on the Gothic!
I sell my work as mounted and framed prints and as greeting cards at events around Dorset and also have my work on permanent display and for sale in Dorset’s Crafty Barn, Milton Abbas and the Forum Cafe, Blandford.