Throughout May 2020 I shall be sharing more of my work over on Instagram where my handle is 'thegildedleaf'.
Please feel free to contact me with any queries.
I’m a contemporary fine art photographer and artist based in the North Wessex Downs. I create expressive and dynamic images of rural landscapes and abstract compositions using paint, collage and alternative camera techniques. I'm drawn to a perceived sense of atmosphere and otherness, qualities not seen by the naked eye.
I live close to The Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. The local area provides much of my day-to-day inspiration. The beautiful North Wessex Downs affords me plenty of inspiration to fuel my passion for creating. I'm also a Landscape Architect, which means that I have both an emotional and practical understanding of the evolving story of the landscape, and the modern day pressures it faces.
When out with my camera, I tend to avoid the well trodden tourist spots if I can and prefer to explore off the beaten track, or focus in on an overlooked detail: an unusually shaped branch or the pattern of old nettle stems across a woodland floor. I take most of my photos whilst out on my daily dog walks, sometimes using my i-phone and otherwise my DSLR. Often using familiar locations, recorded in differing weather conditions, or at different times of year.
I began taking landscape photos back in 2016, initially on my phone, and very quickly became hooked. I gradually discovered new ways to experiment which opened up news avenues for expression. In 2018 I progressed to selling selected images as archival giclee prints, enjoying the added dimension of printing on textured paper. Alongside this I have developed an interest in abstract representation using paint, print, collage and/ or digital methods.
Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to enquire about prints, or to hear about forthcoming events.
Website : www.thegildedleaf.co.uk