Having spent a considerable proportion of my childhood lying belly down on the lounge floor drawing with my Dad, I have developed an ability to lose hours on end with a sketch book and pencil.
It’s what I love to do.
My illustration style has developed over the years, and it’s still changing. I don’t necesarily stick to one style - I take each project and rely on my imagination to create something that ‘fits’.
Photography seemed like a natural progression from the image making I was fast realising was going to be a huge part of my life. My parents bought me my first SLR film camera when I was in school and after dusting off my Grandfather’s old lenses and lamps, and armed with a roll of black & white film, I was hooked.
I took a course in developing & printing black & white photography, and was an instant addict to the magic of watching my image appear in front of my eyes. The smell of the developing chemicals still makes my heart skip a beat.
I have since moved on to a digital SLR and the results I’m getting from a sophisticated Nikon, have the same effect on me as my first somewhat clunky Practica!