After a first career as a professional nurse I went on to do a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. My first love was always drawing and painting and I was denied going to Art College at 18 by my parents, despite being given an unconditional place. They felt I ought to have a sensible job!
My years of nursing taught me empathy for people as individuals and I chose to work in sexual health, particularly working with young adults with complex issues. I have always been interested in the human condition and shocked by man’s inhumanity to man. Much of this experience I brought into my degree work where I investigated the pre-dream state, hypnagogic imagery and the edges of sleep.
Since graduating I have returned to explore the representational painted portrait along side other experimental ideas. I have also always taken photographs!
As a child my first camera was a Lubitel twin lens medium format camera! My father was a passionate photographer and he taught me darkroom skills, including printing. He obtained his ARPS in the 1970s with my mother gaining her LRPS shortly after! I never took it that seriously though, because of my love of art, but I took pictures of my friends in my student nursing days and of course my children and family holidays.
Since graduating I had a void and also a digital camera that I wanted to learn more about. So I joined my local camera club and have never looked back! I am sure my parents are looking down from above in both disbelief and pride! In 2014, I gained my LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society) and continue to enjoy the craft of photography. Thank you for looking at my website! I hope you enjoy the images!