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 current art practice is an experimental exploration into the space between photography and painting, playing with the boundaries of the photographic in an intermedia space. This work joins the long standing dialogue exploring photography about photography, raising questions around the thingness of photographic materials. Working with obsolete colour photographic paper and film, I am interested in the possibilities that exist within, in the absence of the imposition of light. I am ‘practicing photography [painting] by other means’ (Richter), playing with the boundaries of the ‘photographic’ with the aim of transmutation. to transform them into something new, not through any sense of nostalgia, rather a desire to breathe new life into them.
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.
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’.Follow me on Social Media