For years now I have been adding accents of gold and silver to my work. When I worked as a glass blower we would very often use gold and silver leaf to decorate art glass, bowls and goblets and although I no longer blow glass I still adore using gold and silver to adorn my … More Gold & Silver
I’ve created a second calendar this year featuring landscapes, waterscapes and flocks of birds. These imagined landscapes are created from images taken in the woods and fields local to my village home in the Winterborne Valley of north Dorset. Calendars are 210mm square. The cover is printed on 250gsm Silk paper and the pages are … More 2021 Imagined Landscapes Calendar
I’m frequently asked how I produce my ethereal botanical and nature photography, so I thought I would do my best to explain some of my process and why I am drawn to shoot in this style. I’m a self-taught photographer so please forgive me if I can’t find the right vocabulary at times in this … More Ethereal nature photography
The lockdown has meant spending a lot more time at home and as the sun has been shining I’ve spent the last few weeks experimenting more with wet cyanotype, lumens and anthotypes. So I thought I’d share some of the work I’ve created and a little bit about how each image is made. The chemicals … More Cameraless creativity.
I visited Ibsley near Blashford Lakes in Hampshire on Sunday with my dear friend Amanda to watch one of my favourite natural spectacles, a starling murmuration. We were treated to a breath taking display and the exhileration of small groups of birds flying just over our heads to join the large murmuration which was dancing … More Murmuration
I am delighted to share that I have been asked to judge the annual Shepton Mallet Snowdrop photographic competition. The theme this year is “Winter Landscapes” and I am really looking forward to seeing all the entries. I will also be hosting a cyanotype workshop in the church before the winners are announced on the … More Shepton Snowdrop Festival
This year I have produced a 2020 Calendar which is available from Love from the Artist for £12 plus postage and packaging. The Calendar is 210mm square with a 1 inch square for each day of the month. They are available individually or at wholesale. Love from the Artist is a not for profit, CIC … More 2020 Calendar
A few years ago I started playing with cyanotype as I was looking for affordable ways to print my images. By making digital negatives on transparencies I could create printed work from my digital photography, and this process added another dimension to the original image. My love for the process grew and I have shared … More Cyanotypes
I am really excited to share that I will be having a month long exhibition at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Kingcombe Center in May. It is part of the Get Dorset Buzzing campaign, which is raising awareness of the importance of wildlife gardening across Dorset to help wildlife and pollinators. I hope many of you … More Plants and Pollinators Exhibition.
As the year comes to a close I’ve been playing with metal leaf. Here are a few images that I have created using gold, silver and copper leaf.You can see more of these images in the Silver and Gold gallery, and I shall be adding more as the project evolves. It was originally inspired by … More Silver and Gold