I am an artist and photographer based in Devon. My passion is for flowers and the Devon countryside. The floral images are mainly still life, many using dead flowers which seem to hold a unique beauty. My paintings inspired by the Devon countryside are mixed media using acrylics, inks and watercolours, occasionally oil paint. All artwork is available as limited edition prints.
I completed a degree in Fine Art in 2011 my body of work then was photographic.
My work photographic work consists mainly of flowers which are observed and contained, a traditional feminine subject, but not perhaps as usually seen. The flowers act as a metaphor for woman and humanity in general and comment on our society’s obsession with youth and yet suggest a beauty to this ageing process. A comment on the transience of youth and beauty.
The medium I have used for this body of work is photography and scanograms, large and small Giclée prints. Sometimes printed on silk and incorporating stitch or as printed or hand bound books.
I am now working on a new body of work expressing the colours of the devon countryside in mixed media and watercolour
Professional Experience and Education
2008-2011 BA Fine Art with Plymouth University
Short courses in etching and printing
2007-2008- Access to Art & Design Course
1995-2005-Photographers agent with Carter Represents
Participated in and curatted exhibitions at the AOP London and in various group exhibitions with Carter Represents and Flowers & Foliage Library-London
Short courses in Darkroom Printing and Photoshop
1985-2007 professional photographer
Participated in various national and local group photography exhibitions
Early career- included several years working in window display
Mixed media, textiles and book making
2016- September-DAN Open Studios-Honiton
2014- September-Creative Photography Open Exhibition-Illminster
2013- July/August-Evolver Exhibition-Honiton
2012- Art For Life-The Plough Arts Centre-Torrington
2012- July-Flameworks Summer Exhibition- Plymouth
2012- Sept- Devon Open Studios-Plymouth
2012- July Thelma Hulbert Open Exhibition-Honiton
2011- October- Islington Contemporary Arts Fair- London
2011- September – Candid Arts Photography Exhibition-London
2011- June- Final BA degree Show- Brewhouse- Taunton
2010- May – Foundation Degree Show- Pilton
Published Works (Personal)
2011-Captive, Vanitas, Ageless Beauty
2010- Sweet Decay