I am a member of Leamington Studio Artists and volunteer at East Lodge in Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa. I have exhibited as part of their Open Photography Exhibition for the past two years. I have been part of 'The People's Gallery' at the Photography Show at the NEC in Birmingham for the past three years.
A print-creator of the everyday world around me. Enjoying the combination of photography, linocut and handmade books.
I take photographs everywhere, whether I’m at home, walking in the countryside and coast, or exploring a city. I’m constantly drawn to landscapes, structures, details, and ever-changing light and shadow. My linocuts are based on my own photographs and bring the textures and shapes into a different type of print, allowing me to get my hands dirty. After an intensive course in bookbinding I was inspired to use my photographs as book covers, integrate my love of patterned papers and create handmade books.
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