I am based in North Cornwall, UK, at Green Island Studios, my photography studio, colour darkroom, and workshop facility. My studio is on the edge of Bodmin Moor with far reaching views across to the Tors of Dartmoor. I find my inspiration in the natural environment on my doorstep, and can often be found walking the moors, beaches and cliff tops with my dogs, a sketchbook and my camera.
My practice blends photography and printmaking, utilising obscure camera-less photographic techniques such as cliché verres, luminograms and photograms. I enjoy working with alternative photographic processes such as cyanotypes and sunprints and frequently make work with expired film, homemade cameras, pinholes and Polaroids.
I currently the Artist In Residence (AA2A) at Plymouth College of Art this position runs from October 2010 to June 2011. I write a fortnightly column about photography on the Folksy Blog. I occasionally take public speaking engagements and deliver talks and lectures on the photographic arts, particularly photograms, to clubs and art societies. I am occasionally involved in local arts education; as a visiting artist in schools I have delivered extra curricular clubs for children aged from 5 to 16. I have also written and delivered bespoke courses for GCSE, A-Level, Foundation Degree and HNC courses, in subjects such as darkroom printing, digital photography, digital manipulation and alternative photographic processes.
Since my first exhibition in 2000, my work has been shown in exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Qualifications and training
- 2004 MA (Distinction) Photography; Critical Practice, University College Falmouth, Falmouth, Cornwall
- 2010 Woman, Whose Canvas?, The Rag Factory, Brick Lane, London
- 2010 Low Tech, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
- 2010 AA2A Artist in Residence, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth