ARTIST BIO

In 1996, at the age of 32, I made the transition from Theatre director to photographer. I won the social category of the 1998 Fuji Student Awards and went on to spend the next 20 years or so producing naked portraits.

Since 1997 I have published four photographic books and had b15 exhibitions including a three month solo show in Plymouth Museum.

I have formal education within a number of creative arenas: a diploma in Theatre Directing (The Drama Studio, London); BTEC and PQE in photography, (Liverpool Community College and Plymouth College of Art); an honours degree in Screen Studies and Theatre Studies, (John Moores University, Liverpool); an MA in Contemporary Film Studies (Plymouth University); and I’m currently enrolled on an MA in photography, (Falmouth University).

I am producing work within constructed environments and bringing in more drama and narrative components to my imagery:  seeking to bridge the worlds of performance and photography whilst referencing trends in classical painted portraiture. I am often inclined to add a surrealist, unresolved element within my practice.

Now in my late 50’s I feel a new sense of vitality in my work and with that, another transition, from photographer to emerging photographic artist.

PHOTOGRAPHY DAY (group show)

Preus Museum, Norway 2022

FRUIT SHOOTS (solo show)

St Saviors Hall Plymouth 2021

 

TABLE 32 (solo show)

Boston Tea Party Plymouth

2019/20

YOU PLUS ME EQUALS US:  (Solo show)

Ocean Studios Royal William Yard Plymouth ​ 2017

MY ARCHIPELAGO (Solo show)

New Street Gallery Plymouth  2017

NAKED TRUTH PLYMOUTH UNVEILED

limited edition of 500 copies self-published 2017

REMEMBERING ROBERT

limited edition of 1000 copies self-published 2010

DOMESTIC PLEASURES (Joint show)

Plymouth University commission 2009

TRIPPLE EXPOSURE (Joint show)

Somerville Gallery Plymouth 2009

MONO/STEREO

limited edition of 300 copies self-published 2003

OPEN STUDIOS (Solo show)

Held at my studio Plymouth 2002

STOLEN MOMENTS (Solo show)

Art Garden Café Plymouth 2002

PLYMOUTH UNVEILED (Solo show)

Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery 2001

PLYMOUTH UNVEILED (the book)

edition of 10,000 copies published by DB PUBLISHING 2000

YESTERDAY'S NUDES (Solo show)

Unique Studio Gallery Plymouth 2000

OPEN STUDIOS (Solo show)

Held at my studio  Plymouth 2000

NAKED BODIES (Solo show)

Arts Initiative Gallery Plymouth 2000

STRANGERS TO THE SPOTLIGHT

Everyman Theatre Liverpool 1997

My work has also appeared in

the following publications:

Western Morning News

Coast Magazine

The Sun

Devon Today

Health and Efficiency

Electronic Telegraph

Daily Post Liverpool 

Plymouth Independent

Plymouth Herald

Metro London

The Mirror

BBC