"Creating graphic and design driven artwork by (mainly) photographic means."
My art is constantly evolving but almost always involves a photographic process. My images are primarily about pattern, rhythm and texture, and range from representational photographs of the natural world, through to abstract pieces; some purely aesthetic, others are driven by real world events.
My current interests lie with utilising Polaroid instant film to produce original prints from iPhone photos and other digital files. Polaroids have an aesthetic all of their own; slightly soft with exaggerated colours and a high gloss finish. There is something magical about an image produced by a chemical process – it means that every picture is unique. I am also drawn to abstract pattern and texture, and make photographic images of magnified details that might otherwise have remained unseen.
My current thinking:
Fascinated with: the online world, the 24 hour news cycle, data, digital processes that emulate analogue techniques, imperfection and flaws, grids, pattern and repetition, shadows, shapes of the natural world.
Work style: design driven, abstract, graphic, geometric, layered, textured, meticulous yet embracing imperfection.
Current working method: a cycle of make, photograph, print, photograph, print. Digital but not manipulated.
I work from a studio space at Bevere Gallery on the outskirts of Worcester. My studio is open year-round for visitors to see where and how I work, and to view both works in progress and completed artwork. Please get in touch if you’d like to arrange a studio visit.