I am naturally filled with curiosity. I like to mix things up, creatively. I like to learn. Always happiest when trying something new, following my interests and meandering down roads not yet taken. Read on for a few of my current interests and explorations.

A new fascination which excites my curious and creative mind. Cameraless photography. Sunlight and salt water. I place my beachcombing treasures on photographic paper and let them sit in the sun. Lumen printing. After exposure the images bathe in seawater in the dark until they are fixed. It is a kind of alchemy. Magical. A mixture of art and science, process and serendipity. Beautiful, ethereal images capture a moment in time. I am entranced!

And with the addition of cyanotype chemistry, the magical blues and greens of rockpools appear before my eyes. 

Natural monotypes. I am working with cuttlefish ink on the beach. It is fitting that I use a natural ink that came from the sea. I wade and crouch and kneel, armed only with ink and paper...finding ways to capture the marks made by moving water, the shapes of seaweed, the textures of sand and rock. Seafoam, beach treasure and saltwater on paper, inky marks that smell of the sea.

I am collaborating with textile artist and painter Sarah Pooley. We share a love of the coast and are jointly creating works in paint and stitch. This is Slow Art. We send work by post for the other to respond to. Over months, our co-created images reveal themselves. Coming together in my studio for a short art retreat we refine what we have created. We learn from each other and make work that has its own character, whilst still true to our own voices. A joyful creative partnership.