Welcome to my web site
Photographs of the welsh marches, Black Mountains, Herefordshire and Wye Valley.
I have a first class BA (hons) degree in Fine Art and a B.Phil in Landscape Design.
I worked as a landscape architect in the north of England before moving to mid Wales in 1987 where I began my career as a designer/maker of bespoke furniture. Another move to the Forest of Dean where I continued to make furniture until 2012. I now live in Ross on Wye.
Arts and crafts have always had an important place in my life, and along the way I have accumulated various skills including ceramics, leaded glass, gilding and painting, mostly for use in furniture.
In 2005 two new avenues opened for me. Botanical art and photography. I had seen an exhibition by the Gloucestershire Society of Botanical Illustrators and was so impressed I signed up for a course. The same year I bought a digital camera and consequently a computer. I installed Photoshop CS2 and worked my way through Martin Evening's excellent book on CS2. It took about a year.
I now work as a photographer and water colour artist, recently I have started teaching painting and drawing to small groups.
I hope that my love for the British countryside, its plants, creatures and gardens are reflected in my art.
All Photographs are taken with a Pentax K10, K20, K3 or Canon G8 camera. The lenses used are Tamron 18 - 35mm zoom, Sigma 105mm macro, tripod, nd grad and polariser filters.
Runner-up 'Landscape Photographer of The Year' 2009.
'Take a View, Landscape photographer of The Year' 10th aniversary, best photos of the last 10 years, published 2017.
Frequent contributor to Outdoor Photography magazine.
Front page photo Sunday Times Spectrum magazine Oct. 2009
Royal Geographical magazine 1/2 page photo, Jan. 2010.
Exhibited at North York Moors National Park Centre, March 2010.
Hereord Museum and Art Gallery 'Round The Year From Stonewall Hill' July and August 2021
Many of my photos can be seen at the Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge: Taurus Crafts, Lydney; The Court Cupboard Gallery, Nr. Abergavenny; Sea Pictures Gallery, Clare, Suffolk; Artistree, Ledbury Heritage Centre, Church Lane, Ledbury.
All photos for sale. Unmounted:
Printed on Fuji photographic lustre paper.
12x8 ins. £35 incl. P+P.
Other sizes available.
Photo paper: .My photographs are lab. printed onto Fuji silver halide archival paper.
First a laser exposure system transfers the image onto the paper, which is then developed using traditional photo chemicals (wet printed). This has a 75 year colour fastness.
The surface is protected with a resin coating to guard against scratches and finger prints, the result is a very long lasting and durable image.