I studied Three Dimensional Design (Ceramics) at West Surrey College of Art and Design (WSCAD), Farnham, Surrey, now known as The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and after taking time out to travel and then bring up my children I eventually became a Design and Technology teacher.
Because of my art background I used to spend a lot of time painting and drawing and I now incorporate this with my photography work. Photography has been a hobby and passion of mine for many years. At the age of nine I was very fortunate to have been given my first SLR camera and I have since that time lived the majority of my life through a lens!
Looking through a lens transports me in to another world, one where I can observe patterns, shapes, detail and colour in both natural and man made objects. I particularly enjoy taking close up macro botanical portraits of flowers. I have always loved flowers, plants and trees. The range of textures, colour and form in the plant world is amazing and often goes unnoticed, Using a macro lens really opens my eyes to small details in life and when I began taking photographs of flowers it was as though I had begun to look at them for the very first time. My images are modern, colourful and artistic, with an almost fine art painting appearance to them. I strive to be different with my work and if there are any rules I probably break them, but taking photographs is a real joy for me and something that I am totally passionate about.
My photography can be purchased in a range of sizes as prints, posters or on canvas. The canvas prints are fantastic as contemporary wall art for homes and offices. I also design greeting card collections which are available to purchase both from myself and at selected stockists. Contemporary flower pictures and abstract images can also be commissioned for interior design projects.