About Me

 

treesMany people get to see through their children’s  innocent eyes the wonder of the world for a few years, I have been lucky enough to have that experience for longer. My younger son, born in 2001, sees the world as a sensory garden with none of the preconceptions we have and the reactions from him are just purely natural.

He has had challenges since he was born and he now has a long list of conditions.  These include type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, autism, severe learning disabilities and he’s non-verbal, amongst other things.  He loves to be outside, being in fields, by water, on hills, in woods …. I started noticing what he was looking at and having a mobile phone with me I could take photos.  For the first year of his life I took photos on a DSLR to document the first year. I didn’t realising how his life would turn out.

Taking the camera out became a habit when I was with the children.

I went out on my own with the camera for my own relaxation when they were at school.

Now I take photographs everywhere, whether I’m at home, walking in the countryside and coast, or exploring a city. I’m constantly drawn to landscapes, structures, details, and ever-changing light and shadow. My linocuts are based on my own photographs and bring the textures and shapes into a different type of print, allowing me to get my hands dirty. After an intensive course in bookbinding I was inspired to use my photographs as book covers, integrate my love of patterned papers and create handmade books.

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