I have been a photographer for almost as long as I can remember, having saved my pocket money for my first camera at the age of 8 or 9.
Over the years since I have applied my photographic skills to my professional work. Although my original degrees are in Biological Sciences, my Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Technology includes Print Design. I have also studied Art History at undergraduate level.
Nowadays I describe myself as a a creative digital photographer. I am a member of the Royal Photographic Society and have been awarded a Fellowship (FRPS), the Society's highest honour. I enjoy applying my interest in modern art to my photographic work. I also greatly enjoy using Photoshop creatively to make new digital art, especially still-life work with layers of texture.
I have had many works accepted for exhibition worldwide and have won several major awards. I have also been awarded an EFIAP award (Excellence - Fedération Internationale de l’Art Photographique) and a DPAGB (Distinction of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain). In 2015 I was awarded the coveted FIAP Blue Badge as best Author in the 153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition, a print-only exhibition that attracts several hundred entries from across the World.
I have recently been awarded an SPF Silver Medal for the Best Creative Digital Image in the Scottish Photographic Federation Portfolios 2020. I was also awarded full marks by the judges in each category (Mono Print, Colour Print and Projected Image) of the "Inter-Fife Competition 2020". I started 2021with 12 images accepted into the Bristol International Exhibition, gaining a PAGB Silver medal and three "Highly Commendeds". Since then I have had more success in the Welsh and Smethwick International Salons, as well as having work accepted in the 2020 and 2021 PAGB Masters of Print Competitions.
My previous exhibitions include:
Landscape and Light (Byre Theatre, St Andrews) 2005
River of Light (Dundee Botanic Garden) 2007
Under Western Skies (Dundee Botanic Garden) 2009
Off the Wall (Dundee Botanic Garden) 2013
Off the Wall (Fife Fotospace) 2013
Two Old Fellows (Jointly with Neil Scott FRPS, at Discovery Point Dundee) 2015
PhotoArt 2019, A solo exhibition which was again held in Discovery Point followed by Fife Photospace.