Often a single image has the power to make sense of something words cannot portray, it can speak many languages and whisper secrets. An image can express so much; a feeling, an emotion, perhaps a whole story.
Trained as a psychologist word based communication skills were essential but the at times the right words could be tricky to find. Inspired by this challenge I began exploring how images could communicate complex ideas.
Through the use of digital photography and advanced editing techniques I create award winning contemporary art that is recognisably photography, remains believable, yet cannot be real. These techniques share stories, depict emotions, and express something deep within that cannot always be put into words.
Awards, Exhibitions and Publications
2020 ~ Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) nominee: photomanipulation (Floral Spheres series) | The Hall Trophy for Best Innovative Work awarded by The Torbay Guild of Artists | Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) nominee: photomanipulation.
2019 ~ Winner 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers (photomanipulation category – single image) | Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) nominee (x2): photomanipulation (single images) | Finalist – London Kyoto FAPDA | International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention x 2: Self Portrait & Digitally Enhanced | Finalist – Visual Art Open
2018 ~ Gold Awards x 3 – The Societies of Photographers in Open Avant Garde | Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) nominee: photomanipulation (Missing Series) | Gold Medal – The Royal Photographic Society: Visual Art | 1st Place: Photomanipulation – International Photographer of the Year
2017 ~ 3rd Place: Photographer of the Year in Digital Art – The Societies of Photographers | 3rd Place: Open Themed Series – Neutral Density Photography Awards | Gold Awards x 2 – The Societies of Photographers | The International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention | Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) – nominee
2016 ~ 2nd Place Photographer of the Year in Pictorial and Fine Art – The Societies of Photographers | The International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention | Gold Awards x 2 – The Societies of Photographers
2015 ~ PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Honorable Mentions – x2 | Gold Award – The Societies of Photographers
2014 ~ Photographer of the Year Nominee – The Societies of Photographers
2021 ~ see Calendar of Events above for this year’s exhibitions and fairs
2020 ~ Contemporary and Digital Art Fair – CADAF | Contemporary Art Fairs: Surrey; 2020 Vision of Art Exhibition, Torbay, UK | Artizan Winter Open, Torbay, UK – Group Exhibition | Still Life – Alternative Exposures, Rome, Italy
2019 ~ 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibition at the FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain | SheClicks Exhibition, After Nyne Gallery, London | Torbay Guild of Artists, Torre Abbey, Devon, UK | 157th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography, Edinburgh Fringe Festival | Contemporary Art Fairs: Newbury | Contemporary Art Fairs: Surrey | Women in Photography at Ocean Studio, UK – Group Exhibition | Artizan Re-launch featuring represented artists, Torquay, UK | The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Members’ Print Exhibition 2019 touring exhibition starting at Croydon Clocktower Museum, UK
2018 ~ Gallery du808, Bristol, UK | Visual Art Open Finalists’ Exhibitions: Chester Cathedral & Chester Arts Fair | Artizan Winter Open, Torbay, UK – Group Exhibition | Chester Arts Fair, UK | Excellence in Photography: Dairy Barn Arts Centre, Ohio, USA – Group Exhibition | Artizan Summer Open, Torbay, UK – Group Exhibition | Contemporary Art Fairs: Reading, UK | Cockington Court Kitchen Gallery, Devon, UK – Group Exhibition | The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Members’ Print Exhibition 2018 touring exhibition starting at Croydon Clocktower Museum, UK. (Gold medal winner and recipient of the Linda Wevill certificate) – Group Exhibition | The Art Of You, Artizan Gallery, Torbay, UK – Group Exhibition | ‘Fine Art’ at Blank Wall Gallery, Athens, Greece – Group Exhibition
2017 ~ ‘Through Our Lens’ Women In Photography Exhibition, Plymouth, UK – Group Exhibition | The Royal Society Visual Art Members’ Print Exhibition – Group Exhibition | Cornwall Art Fair, St Ives, UK
2019 ~ Artist Feature on The Missing Series – South West Collective | Artist interview with Ally Reeve, BBC Radio Devon Reeve
2018 ~ Xposure artist feature – Xposure | From Psychologist to Photographic Artist – Presentation to Bristol Photographic Society, UK | The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Magazine, Exhibition Winners feature.
2017 ~ The Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Magazine, Cover and 5 page Artist feature | ArtsyShark featured artist
2015 ~ Western Morning News Sunday Supplement, artist feature.
Calendar of Events
Fairs, Exhibitions & Photography/Art Presentations (subject to change)
I’ve tried to spread events around the UK to make it easier to find me at an event near you. If you’ll be going to any of the events or you’d like more details about how to come along then please get in touch. I often have a number of complimentary tickets to share
~ On Now until Aug 29th – English Riviera Summer Exhibition in Torquay
~ 30th July – 1st August: Contemporary Art Fairs – Newbury
~ October 5th – 21st – Art At The Barn – Torbay Guild of Artists Exhibition, Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay
~ 12th – 14th November: Contemporary Art Fairs – Windsor