2022 Exhibiting with Warwickshire Open Studios Summer Event.
2022 Article in the Stratford Herald solely showcasing my work.
Nov - Dec 2022 Exhibiting with The Artroom, 'Light and Shade' exhibition.
Jan - Feb 2023 Exhibiting with The Artroom, 'New' exhibition.
artBEAT, The Broadway Arts Festival. Broadway. 9th - 11th June 2023
Warwickshire Open Studios. The Golden Gallery at The Golden Cross Inn. Ardens Graften. Alcester. 17th June - 2nd July 2023
Contemporary Arts Festival Discovergathergive at Stratford upon Avon Town Hall, CV37 6EF. Nov 17th Private View. Open to the public 18th -19th Nov 2023
The beautifully poetic French word for twilight is ‘l'heure entre chien et loup’, or ‘the hour between the dog and the wolf’. The phrase describes the approaching dark as a time when things move from familiar to wild or when the failing light means it’s hard to distinguish between a dog and a wolf. These words feed my passion for our natural world and describes perfectly how light changes everything, which is why I became a photographer.
After a career as a commercial photographer within the art, interior design and marketing industries I was honoured to have my work accepted into the National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection. I am now dedicated to producing my own artwork for a growing audience.
Influenced by the use of the Chiaroscuro technique to emphasise depth, mood and creativity, I only use natural light to convey my narrative, which is to capture with honesty the beauty I see in the shapes and textures of our natural world. With nature seemingly at a knifes edge, I draw comfort from the bond created, together with a new understanding from within my viewfinder, oblivious at the time of other surroundings. I choose the finest art papers, FSC/PEFC certified, producing a superb tactile velvety texture in the finished archival print. Small editions for collectors, gallery's and interiors.
For 2023 I will be situated in a gorgeous separate room with its own entrance set within a beautiful 18th century rural inn where you be able to visualise artwork in a room setting. The pub has a great restaurant and gardens open for coffee, lunch and dinner, with ample parking. You will be able to have a coffee or even a ‘tipple’ after all your hard work on the arts trail!