Welcome to my website
I am a research psychologist and an established artist working for over two decades in both fields to invite consideration and dialogue about how we perceive, relate to and engage with each other, the events that happen to us and the world around us.
As an academic I work with practitioners to use evidence-based interviews and assessments that help to assess and understand our current psychological strengths and vulnerabilities. As an artist I make artworks that invite us, through their imagery and titling, to consider our embodied subjectivities, what we are feeling or thinking as we look and reflect.
By offering experiences of alternative viewpoints and ways of looking art and photography can play roles in helping us by opening up different perspectives on the world; inspiring conversations and perhaps new actions. I am interested in ideas of containment and boundaries, and of engagement in art objects and how uncertain scaling and distances can give us pause for thought.
My artistic practice is predominately photographic, being active both in the studio and on location, but I also work in painting and sculpture. All my works are linked by a quiet ambiguity as I make open-ended images, that with careful titling, become prompts that guide us to look at our perceptions and psychological associations in the here and now. Some works have involved viewers sharing their responses with each other over the course of an exhibition.
I take part in commercial and artist led exhibitions, residences and work to commission with work held by hotels and private collections.
Selected group shows include: Espy photographic award exhibition, Elysium gallery, Swansea, selected by Richard Billingham and Iain Davies; Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London; Miniatures, Sarah Mysercough Fine Art and many artist led initiatives.Solo shows include: Uncertainties, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham and Intimacy Herefordshire Photography Festival. Art fairs include: London Art Fair, Fresh art and Photo Los Angeles. Shortlisted for: Adrian Henri £10,000 prize for poetry in art prize selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Residencies include: Rural Idyll, residency on a sheep farm in Suffolk; Florence Trust Studio Residency, London and Viewfinder a £10k participatory Landscape Photography project for a cancer ward, Redbridge trust. My works are held in private and corporate collections.