I live in a small village in rural north Dorset but grew up in North America, South West England and India. I started my career working as a conservation officer, I’ve worked in the woods as a charcoal burner and coppice worker, in environmental education, and spent many years as a glassblower at the Dorset Centre for Rural Skills, I currently work in ancient woodland conservation. My art explores finding my place in the world as a person of third culture, and putting down roots. Connecting with the natural world has been fundamental to finding belonging and healing.

I’m drawn to impressionism and expressionism in my photographic work as this enables me to communicate my wonder and love of the natural world in a way that representational photography does not always allow. Most of my work is taken within a 15 mile radius of my house, much of it from the woods and fields in the village. It is my hope that my imagery may help inspire people to explore and (re)connect with nature in a responsible yet playful way and to encourage them to protect and defend the natural world from the myriad threats it faces.

I am self-taught as a photographer and my academic background is in ecology and sustainability, I have a BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation and an MSc Green Economy.. Part of my Masters research calculated the carbon footprint of landscape and nature photographers and explored how explored how photography can be used for nature connection and inspiring pro-environmental behaviours. It is important to me to ensure my life and my art has the lowest carbon and ecological footprint possible and respects our wild kin and their habitats that feature in my images.

Some achievements and exhibitions

  • 2023 RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show, The Saatchi Gallery, London, Friday 16 June – Sunday 9 July
  • 2022 IGPOTY 16 Square Crop Project 2nd Place, exhibited at Kew 2023.
  • 2022 Amateur Photographer Intimate Landscapes feature & cover image.
  • 2022 IGPOTY 15 finalist in Abstract Views, exhibited at Kew.
  • 2021 Sakura features in Amy-Jane Beer’s A Tree A Day book.
  • 2021 Shortlisted Bird Photography of the Year Creative Imagery category.
  • 2020 SheClicks exhibition at the Photography Show online.
  • 2020 RHS Photographic competition, Social Media category, Second place.
  • 2020 RHS Photographic competition, All About Plants category Highly Commended
  • 2020 Wex Photographer of the Year exhibition, London
  • 2020 Shortlisted for British Photography Awards Macro category
  • 2019 Digital Camera Magazine – Montage feature.
  • 2019 SheClicks Exhibition, After Nyne Gallery, Holland Park, London. 26 September.
  • 2019 Amateur Photographer – Summer Blues, wet cyanotype feature 17 August.
  • 2019 Amateur Photographer – Blurring the Boundaries, 4 page feature 6. July.
  • 2019 ON Landscape featured photographer issue 184.
  • 2019 Plants and Pollinators solo exhibition, DWT Kingcombe centre 1-31 May.
  • 2019 IGPOTY 12 Finalist and Highly Commended in Abstract Views.
  • 2019 Winter Abstract Feature in Digital Camera Magazine February issue.
  • 2019 ON Landscape 4×4 Portfolio – Field Margins.
  • 2018 RHS Botanical Art Fair, London, Bronze medal for a Photographic Portfolio.