My intention in creating my images, using all media, is to explore and understand my environment. My starting point in my work is often with photography. I find this enables me to record and later reflect on the world around me. I often incorporate the photograph in my work which I find helps retain the integrity of the image while also allowing me to develop my ideas further, to give a more thoughtful and deeper meaning.
Along with using traditional film, pinhole and digital photography I also transfer my images onto wood and experiment with the possibilities this offers by using different types of wood, including found wood and driftwood. I also explore combining this with other mediums and ways of working to alter the photographs or push them in different directions. I prefer to let the image itself guide me in this process so that some become abstractions, others repeat themselves. Natural colours, forms and lines serve as my main inspiration