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, at times the right words were tricky to find. Inspired by this challenge I began exploring how imagery 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. Using these techniques I share stories, explore emotions, and express something deep within that cannot always be put into words.

Kirsteen Titchener with one of her pieces of photographic art at an art fair

Awards, Exhibitions and Publications

Awards

2022

~ Fine Art Photography Awards (8th FAPA) nominee: photomanipulation (Missing Series: Clairvoyant)

2021

~ Tokyo International Foto Awards: Honorable Mention for Clairvoyant (Fine Art – Special Effects category)

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

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

Exhibitions

2022 ~ see Calendar of Events for full details of upcoming shows. So far you can find me in ~ Surrey, Rome (Italy), West Sussex, Harrogate, and Torquay through 2022.

2021 ~ Contemporary Art Fairs: Newbury | Art In The Barn, Torquay | Contemporary Art Fairs: Windsor | The English Riviera Winter Exhibition, Torquay

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

Publications

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.

Kirsteen Titchener at an art fair

Calendar of Events

Fairs, Exhibitions & Photography/Art Presentations

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

You can find me through 2022 at…

~ 24th Feb – 12th March. Torbay Guild of Artists Spring Exhibition

~ 4th – 6th March 2022. Contemporary Art Fairs – Surrey

~ 17th March – 15th April. On Clothing. The Visible Self exhibition – Millepiani Exhibition Space, Rome, Italy

~ 9th to 22nd April. Timeless. Beachcomber in Teignmouth, Devon (10am-4pm daily)

~ 13th – 15th May 2022. Sussex Art Fair – Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester. Stand 82

~ 25th June – 7th August. English Riviera Summer Open Exhibition (juried showcase) – Artizan Collective – Torquay.

~ 14th-16th Oct 2022. Contemporary Art Fairs – Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate. Stand D44

~ late October. Torbay Guild of Artists Exhibition, Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay

Kirsteen Titchener receiving the Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Gold Medal
Visual Art Gold medal awarded to Kirsteen Titchener 2018
Quote - In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present - Francis Bacon
Kirsteen at Newbury Art Fair

Contemporary Art Fairs: Newbury 2021