About

I am an artist and educator based in Oxfordshire. My practice is situated in and beyond the realm of light and time based image making. My interest is as much in process as it is in subject.

My work joins the long standing dialogue that explores photography about photography, and raises thoughts and questions around the thingness of photographic materials . I take a meta approach that uses the intrinsic processes of photography alone to make what might be describes as photographs although could equally be seen as paintings. I am ‘practicing photography [painting] by other means’ (Richter), playing with the boundaries of the ‘photographic’ with the aim of transmutation. Stripping away the ‘Apparatus’ of the camera and the mediation of light, and thus stepping out of the arena of the technical image, I am exploring a range of gestures with which to reveal the phenomenological potential of photographic materials.

My practice is informed and supported through the integration of my artist-teacher identities.

I am committed to the value art brings to both individuals and communities, not just engagement with works of art but more so, the practice of art. I am particularly interested in the role art practice can play in developing analytical thinking, critical discourse, political awareness and shared experiences in the wider community.

Background:

Following a career as a professional photographer I completed a PGDip(Ed) Artist Teacher Scheme and recently graduated with a Master of Fine Art in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University. From 2011-2017 I worked as Module Leader of Photography at Bellerbys College Oxford, teaching Foundation and A Level courses and I now teach A Level Photography at d’Overbroecks Sixth Form College. I am also involved with Fusion Arts in running a community darkroom in east Oxford.

I was awarded a professional development award and grant by OVADA and Art at The Old Fire Station in 2017 for my multimedia installation ‘A little light’.

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