My interest in photography began with my first Saturday job at a local camera shop. I saved my pitiful earnings to buy my first camera.  I think I spent more time taking it apart to see how it worked, rather than actually taking pictures, but it sparked what has become a lifelong passion for photography. My first 'proper' camera was a Minolta film SLR. I purchased it in Hong Kong during a 6 month overland journey through Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China, Hong kong, Thailand, Malaysia, India and Nepal.  But that was 25 years ago and since then the pressing need to earn a living meant that photography was on the back burner. After university degrees in Psychology and in Mathematics, and a career as a teacher, I was ready for another challenge.  So my husband Chris and I took a career break and moved to Europe for fun, food and adventure.

Whilst travelling in Portugal in 2007..I fell acutely ill with a genetic condition that caused my liver to fail.  After being given 5 days to live...I had a life saving liver transplant in Portugal.. and I will be forever grateful to my donor and all the amazing people who helped in my recovery.  My health will never be the same but I am so thankful for this second chance at life.

I have been living in Southern Spain on the Costa de la Luz, Cadiz with my lovely husband Chris, where  the pollution free, natural environment was instrumental to my ongoing recovery.  The intensity of the light there and the amazing Atlantic Ocean have been such an inspiration to my photography.  The ocean can reinvigorate, breathing new life into everyday;  it makes me feel truly alive. It is this sense of exhilaration and wellbeing that I hope my images, in some way, convey. 

We relocated back to the UK in 2020 and I am thoroughly enjoying living back in South West England, not least because, I can be close to the beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes of this fabulous coastline.                              


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