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The Sky Has No Surface
In 2021 I took part in an online exhibition entitled "The Sky Has No Surface" with the following brief:
"Have you ever wondered what's beyond our line of sight? Why we only see blue when we look up but know there's hundreds of planets out there. The Sky Has No Surface looks to these intangible things asking artists to explore their own boundaries and surfaces in relation to what goes beyond our line of sight."
Using found objects photographed in such a way as to disguise their identity, I produced a series of images that transport those ordinary terrestrial objects into something otherworldly. The final body of work invites the viewer to question their own perspective on "what's beyond our line of sight" and what's right under our nose.
Belle Vue Arts Festival 2019
I entered 2 pieces in the Belle Vue Arts Festival which this year was on the theme "Origins". I'm pleased to say my montage "Roots - A Botanical Study" achieved joint second place, and my landscape "A New Day Begins" was awarded a Highly Commended.
Church Stretton Arts Festival
In February 2018 I entered the following images in the Church Stretton Arts Festival and I was delighted that 2 of my images were sold.
Photography on a Postcard
Art on a Postcard is an organisation that raises money for The Hepatitis C Trust via a secret auction of art recreated on postcard size prints. In 2016 they extended this concept to include photography.
The submissions included work from Bruce Golden, Mark Power, David Hoffman, Dougie Wallace, Maggie Taylor, Karine Laval and Laura Pannack. This is my successful submission in 2017.
Town & Country
In 2014 I exhibited a collection of photographs under the heading of "Town & Country". Taken in Shrewsbury, Ludlow and on Caer Caradoc this exhibition took place in Church Stretton.
Origins takes it's inspiration from the fields and meadows close to Charles Darwin's childhood home in Shrewsbury. Darwin's father insisted that the young Charles took a walk around these meadows everyday, for the benefit of his health. It is said that these walks began his lifelong fascination for the natural world.
Taken over 12 months these images not only document the changing seasons, but also shows the variety of flora and fauna that can be seen on your doorstep (these meadows are but a 10 minute walk from Shrewsbury town centre.
This body of work was exhibited at the Shropshire Wildlife Visitors Centre in Shrewsbury in February 2014 as part of the celebration of Darwin's birth.
Lingen Davies Cancer Fund
In 2018 I had all 3 of my submissions for the Lingen Davies 2019 calendar accepted. In addition, prints of all calendar submissions were exhibited at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery as part of an auction to raise funds for the charity. For more information follow this link to their website - .