I am an artist who is struggling to systematically make art for the first time in around ten years. Engaging in photography, modelling for/with two friends and blogging started the process of creative re-engagement in 2017-18, followed by a whirlwind trip to the UK and parts of Europe in late 2018. The drawing below foreshadowed... Continue Reading →
Due to health issues I am in the process of relinquishing my loved studio in the country (AKA The Oasis), opting instead to stay in the larger city where I've lived for nearly five years, so I can access medical facilities and public transport. Remaining close to my family, companion and friends was another deciding... Continue Reading →
Last month I took part in an all day cyanotype workshop at GoldStreet studios. I had a fabulous day working with internationally renowned alternative photographer, Ellie Young. To say that I learned a lot is an understatement. For the first time I used paper and cyanotype chemicals together, working with negatives I had previously used... Continue Reading →
It’s becoming obvious to me that I have finally found a new form of artmaking that suits my appreciation of tone, yet will provide me with a means to explore differing techniques and ideas for years to come. I hope to feature more images on this site from time to time.
I went for a walk with a friend today up through an industrial estate on the urban fringe. Lots of discarded industrial waste and rusting memorabilia for our photographic delight. The skies were threatening, but we made it back without getting wet.
I've had this jacket for some years, though rarely get to wear it. I wore it recently as part of a costume for a photoshoot with my creative companion and friend, photographer CM. At one point I hung it on the wall and took a couple of casual shots with my iPhone. This is the... Continue Reading →
When I was first diagnosed with Macular Degeneration I immediately began to consider how I could continue to make art in some form. To my surprise there is a growing presence of blind or vision impaired photographers and experimental techniques out on the web. This article on CNN Style features a story about photographer Pete... Continue Reading →
I've agreed to take part in an art exhibition at the end of the year. The exhibition is a collaborative effort with contributors working in groups of three around a common theme. The theme is the Nina Simone version of "Feeling Good". My fellow artists and I began with an agreement to work in circles... Continue Reading →
As part of a drastically revised lifestyle since my recent health issues I'm walking nearly every day. Averaging 7km each time, which is quite a change in activity for me. As it's late Autumn here there's windswept beauty everywhere and I'm storing up memory against the time when my vision is no longer viable. Here's... Continue Reading →