I grew up in Cornwall and began my studies there with a wonderful artist Beryl Chapple . I attended Exeter University to continue with Fine Art and Photography and then a degree in Textile Design in Somerset where i am now based . My Textile work has included making 18th Century historical costumes for private clients and the National Trust here in Somerset . Photography and image making have always been my passion .
I use both Pentax and Canon DSLR cameras and lenses .
Music is my happy place , i am a jazz fan , current favourites include the wonderful Robert Glasper Ibrahim Maalouf Nubya Garcia Marcus Miller John Coltrane and Kyle Eastwood my taste in music extends to Richie Havens and Scottish singer Julie Fowlis .
Environmental issues are really important to me and the challenges we all face and I am passionate about animal welfare .
I hope my work reflects my love of the outdoors , beautiful places across the UK and most importantly here at home in Somerset .
I am a member of both the Royal Photographic Society , which is based in Bristol , and Somerset Artworks .