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.
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, architecture and macro work. I have also revisited the doll and have published a small hardback book based on the original project "Looking for Alice", which I showcased during the exhibition at the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park in 2018..
My work has been used in the Guardian, the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post and the cover of an OS Landgranger map. I currently have three images on display at the Science Museum, London as part of the RPS Science Photographer of the Year Exhibition.
Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). Received distinction in 2014 with project ‘Looking for Alice’.
2019: CIOB The Art of Building, published by The Chartered Institute of Building; Page 92; Shy Chimney
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'
Oct 29th - Nov 3rd 2019: ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton BN1 4GB
Oct 7th 2019 - Jan 5th 2020: RPS Science Photographer of the Year Exhibition; Science Museum London
June 25th - July 10th 2019: Malthouse Gallery, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU
Sept 14th- 16th 2018: Shed Gallery Summer Exhibition at the Salthouse, West Bay, Dorset