I am an artist working within photography, with a keen focus on socio-political issues. My photographic career began in Liverpool where I live.
After studying Documentary Photography at University of South Wales, Newport, I developed an alternative approach to the tradition of photographic documentation through the construction of large-scale pictures – the metaimage.
My approach questions the traditional photograph, taking it beyond the immediate boundaries associated with the snapshot by extending the amount of time taken to produce a single image. The resulting artworks are large-scale photographic images, which seek to examine the relationship between people, space and place.
I shoot on film, which provides the means to produce images that have a heightened sense of clarity and precision. I then digitise the negatives to enable me to composite together a new vision – a metaimage that represents reality in a heightened hyper-real way. This technique permits each image to be viewed from a distance in their entirety and microscopically where small details can be seen.
2009 - 2011
MA Doc Phot - University of South West Wales
1995 - 1998
BA (hons) Fashion - University of Westminster
Arts Council England for Agency of Women
Liverpool City Council for Common Ground
Arts Council England for MoU
Liverpool Arts Prize - winner of Judges and Peoples Choice award
'209 Women' Female MP Portraiture
Artworks for The Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
Arts Council England for MoU
Artist in Residence / Residency
National Trust Artist in Residence - Hardmans' House, Liverpool.
Residency with StoryHack, Liverpool John Moores University.
'Agency of Women' - Hardmans' House, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool
'Can't See the Wood for the Trees' - Look Photo Biennial 2019, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Liverpool
'209 Women' - Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
'209 Women' - Westminster, London
'Counter Culture' - John Lennon Building, LJMU, Liverpool
'Bathroom Darkroom Project' The Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University
'Techne: Creating Art' - The Grosvenor Museum, Chester
'Fieldwork Photography Symposium' - UCLAN University of Central Lancashire
'Modern History vol. 1' Curated by Lynda Morris - The Grundy, Blackpool
'Memorandum of Understanding' - Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
'Techne' - The Gallery at St Georges House
'Liverpool Art Prize 2014' - Winner of the Judges & Peoples Choice award
'Made in Liverpool' - Liverpool Photography Festival Look 13.
'In Parallel' - St George's Hall, Liverpool. Look 13 'Parallel
'A Lecture Upon The Shadow' - Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
'100 Years Of Newport' - University of Wales, Newport
'A Lecture Upon The Shadow' - ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
'Football on Merseyside' - Museum of Liverpool
'Show me the Monet' - Finalists Exhibition, Royal College of Art & BBC 2
'Reflex 2' - Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff
'Terra Marique' - Ffotogallery, Penarth
'Football - On the Edge of Passion'– FACT Centre, Liverpool
'Let in Light' - CASC, Chester
'Memorandum of Understanding' - Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
‘One City, One Goal’ – Liverpool Echo Arena, Liverpool
‘The 12th Man’ – The Picton Reading Room, Central Library, Liverpool
‘The 12th Man’ – The Winslow, Goodison Road & The King Harry, Anfield Road, Liverpool
‘Turning Tides’ – Blackburne House, Liverpool
‘Turning Tides’ – The Casa, Liverpool