Instead of using a pencil or paintbrush, I use a camera and a computer. I have always been inspired by Surrealist imagery, simply because it confronts the viewer with a unique presentation, that has a visual impact. It is unexpected and remarkable. It encourages the eyes to wander, and the mind to wonder. I have always been influenced by collage. I started by using magazine cut-outs; progressing to using my own photographic prints, and now a digital camera with the computer, which gives me a greater freedom of expression and the possibilities to explore more potentially interesting visuals.

When I look at the world through the viewfinder, I see an urban world of cracked pavements, electricity pylons, motorways, bridges and office blocks. The people I meet and see. I photograph anything and everything that catches my attention. Those white lines in the sky and on the roads, tables and stairs, ladders and chairs. I capture those disparate images and collage them to create a picture, that I didn’t even perceive at its conception, but worked through to a satisfactory conclusion. There might be three or thirty different components, collaged and composed, to find their final resting place on the canvas.

I try to realise a surprising and intriguing combination, of the plausible and the incongruous. I wish to create line, symmetry and ‘movement ‘ in the picture.  I want you to look at these pictures and be bewildered or smile, and be amazed ….  I’m trying to imagine something which is extraordinary, brilliant and I hope, has a magical resonance . I like to think of them as visual poems. I have an extensive portfolio, and submitted those pictures I think are worthwhile, reflecting my ever evolving observations and inspiration, whilst discovering new techniques to express myself.
I wish to give viewers optic nerve a visual spectacle . . or are the images I display pretentious and contrived?….maybe…but then again, I create these pictures because I love doing them. I don’t  consider the reception they might receive, good or indifferent, but I keep sparking………………

I gained a degree (BA hons) in Graphic Design at the NSAD in 2000.

I am a member of the Norwich Contemporary Arts Society.


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