I'm a visual artist, based on the Yorkshire coast, in England.
I studied art and photography in Sheffield and Swansea, where I developed an array of interests and skills, leading to a background in press photography and printing.
As an artist and photographer, I've exhibited and sold work in many parts of the world, and had images published in over sixty countries.
I now make original paintings and prints, often hand finishing with paint markers, spray-paint and/or carefully applied gold or silver leaf.
Most finished pieces involve days of work and dozens of different intertwined layers.
In recent years, I've been limited by the decreasing use of my legs, due to a progressive nerve disease. This has led me to concentrate on the female face, some real, some invented - adapting my style of painting, and digitally weaving images from traditional photography and the use of text to image Artificial Intelligence.
As a disabled artist, the ability to use AI, constructing and refining complex scripts - to digitally grow realistic faces, has become integral to my working practice. These faces get blended with other images from three decades of my own photography, in a method that is very organic - the piece of work altering and evolving with each layer.
My combination of layers and mark making considers our vulnerability, transience, notions and narratives of grief, loss and change - whilst aiming for a sense of beauty, strength, boldness and visual clout.
This is part of who I am, and how I try to be.
It's a process I enjoy and find almost meditative.
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