I will be exhibiting and selling framed and mounted prints (mostly A3 sized) and will have cards for sale. The images that I have chosen to show are some of my favourites from the local area, including two taken in Christmas Common. Currently, I have a particular interest in woodland photography but also love to capture river scenes; Little Wittenham is a favourite spot on the Thames.
Robinson Sherston estate agents is a lovely space where you will be able to see my framed photographs hanging on the walls as intended and you can browse through mounted prints and cards. With lots of artists and venues to visit in Watlington, I hope you will find time to pop in and take a look.
I enjoy walking and photographing local landscapes be it a glorious beech wood carpeted by bluebells, a misty morning by the Thames or a characterful tree. I am a lone walker who enjoys getting off the beaten track and finding new viewpoints to photograph with a particular interest in wildflowers, including bluebells, snowdrops, wild garlic and poppies and enjoy finding the best local places to capture their beauty, through the seasons. I love atmospheric weather conditions, particularly mist, and try to convey in my images and share with the viewer what I felt when I witnessed a beautiful scene or moment. I take inspiration from paintings, especially the impressionists and try to give my images a painterly appearance. To get the images I want often requires planning and patience and multiple trips to a location to capture it in the best light – often requiring early starts. I like to get to know my area really well; the majority of my images are taken close to where I live in Stoke Row.
I print my own images and make my own mounts; I do however use a framing shop to achieve a professional looking finish. I have a professional-level printer and use Canon Pro Platinum or Pro Premium matte paper with Lucia pigment permanent inks.
In 2021, my image 'Weather-beaten' - a lone tree in Dartmoor - was Commended in International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) in the Black and White Photo Project. In 2020, three of my images, Thames Sunrise, The Lone Sapling and Burnham Beech, were shortlisted for Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY).
I sell framed and mounted prints and cards through my website and at various craft fairs. A small selection of my mounted prints is available for sale at Reeds Art & Framing in Goring (RG8 9AY). I also sell my cards at Stoke Row Store (RG9 5QL) and The Blue Tin Farm Shop (OX10 6QU).