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About

Beginnings

I grew up in Tottenham, North London, and moved to Dorset at the age of ten.  I had intentions of  becoming a bi-lingual secretary, taking languages, shorthand and typing. However, I decided at A level that I wanted to pursue Geography and  Geology.  In 1980 I went to Plymouth where I completed an Hons degree in Geology. I returned to live in Poole and worked for British Gas for seven years and spent ten years living in the Purbeck village of West Lulworth with my husband and children.

Back to School

I have always had an interest in photography, using film cameras from my latter school years, but it wasn't until 2008 that I purchased my first Nikon DSLR.  I wanted to learn new techniques and find some creative inspiration so I decided to join a 2 year part-time A level course. I continued on to a Foundation degree in Photographic Practice at the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) which I completed in 2013.  This was a fantastic opportunity to learn dark room printing and experimental processes such as making cyanotypes (which I really enjoyed), as well as learning Photoshop skills and developing project ideas.

Current Work

In the last few years I have embarked on  a substantial amount of travel photography, landscapes and seascapes  with a more recent development into abstract work.  I find this very enjoyable to make and am currently preparing to exhibit a new series of square mandalas in the next couple of months.  I have also revisited the doll and have published a small hardback book based on the original project "Looking for Alice", which I shall also be showcasing during the next exhibition at the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park.

Memberships

Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). Received distinction in 2014 with project Looking for Alice’.

Publications

    • 2016: Cover of Ordnance Survey Landranger Map 127 Stafford and Telford
    • 2015: Royal Photographic Society DIGIT Magazine No. 66 2015 Issue 3; 'Digit Challenge: Sensual lady - Smoke Photography'
    • May 2015: International Contemporary Artists (ICA) Vol X; 'Looking for Alice'

Exhibitions

      • Sept 14th- 16th 2018: Shed Gallery Summer Exhibition at the Salthouse, West Bay, Dorset
      • Sept 9th 2018: Free-Expression Arts Festival, Corn Exchange, Market Place, Blandford Forum, Dorset
      • Aug 24th - Sept 3rd 2018: Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset.
      • March 29th - April 9th 2018: Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset.
      • July 13th - 16th 2017: Shed Gallery Summer Exhibition at the Salthouse, West Bay, Dorset
      • March 9th - 21st 2017: Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset
      • June 14th - July 5th 2016: Agora Gallery, 530 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
      • May 2016: Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset
      • Nov 2014: Pop-Up Dorset 'Up and Coming' at the Jackson Gallery, Portland, Dorset
      • July 2013: Shards Art Exhibition held at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) Bourne Lounge
      • June 2013: (AUB) Arts University Bournemouth, Dorset