About

I am an artist and photographer based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. I currently live in Barnsley and work in Leeds as a college lecturer. I currently teach Photography, Functional Skills and GCSE Maths.

My artwork is based around diabetes which is an illness i suffer from and have suffered from since i was 12 years old. The theme of work developed while i was studying my first degree in Fine Art and Computer Applications. I went through a rough period with my illness and felt as though it was speaking to me. I have worked with sugar, balance, control and fragility ever since.

The other body of work i am currently developing is a series of photographs i started back in 2006. They are photographs of benches. The benches are often in quite remote locations begging the question of anyone having ever sat on them? However, on the other hand i also like park benches and it makes me think about all the stories they have heard over the years and types of people that may have used them for all kinds of purposes.

I am currently studying a Masters Degree in Fine Art with the Open College of the Arts – this blog is my learning log and forms part of my course.

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi there–your sugar painting photos are terrific. Would you ever consider licensing or allowing them to be published in a kids book about cooking around the world?

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