I was born in Somerset, and lived and worked in various parts of the UK before settling in Dolgellau. Following a career that spanned education, IT and media, and with over 30 years of photographic experience, I decided in 2009 to “retire” and pursue my love of art and photography.
My passion is for the natural world, the patterns of nature, the grandeur of coastal and mountain landscapes, and for the wildlife they contain. I have been greatly inspired by the welsh coastal and mountain scenery. I work in both colour and monochrome, and now entirely within the digital realm. However, my early photographic education was in the darkroom, and I apply this to the development of my images using digital techniques that emulates darkroom processes.
Much of my work is inspired by early photographers, such as, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, and Ansel Adams. I have also been influenced by the work of artists like Georgia O’Keefe, Caspar David Friedrich, John Piper, and Paul Nash.