I have been taking photographs for over 25 years, working with both with digital and analogue, exploring pattern, shape, texture, growth, decay, patina, corrosion; experimenting, finding the meeting points of natural and man-made. In addition to shooting digitally and on film I hand-process and make prints in the darkroom. I often use slower processes such as cyanotype, van Dyck, chlorophyll, anthotype and lumen printing, which allow me to spend longer with each image and slow down the print making process.
From Saturday 10th - Saturday 17th June 2017 I will be participating in the Leigh Art Trail (20th Anniversary) and my venue will be Truleigh Scrumptious in Leigh Broadway (Map).
In 2008, in partnership with Amy McKenny, I founded TAP Gallery & Studios - a not-for-profit, artist-led gallery and studios housed between 2008 and 2016 in an old Water Works in Southend-on-sea. In 2010 and 2011 I co-ordinated Artside, a major contemporary Arts festival in Southend High Street, handling event management, marketing and design including printed and online/social media (see Press coverage). I was an artist in the Leigh Art Trail in 2013 and 2014 and will be returning again in 2017.
I have my studio in Leigh-on-sea, a beautiful seaside town which is both my inspiration and my birthplace. In addition to working part-time in education I run photography and darkroom workshops on demand.