I have had an interest in photography from an early age and went on to teach and lecture in the subject for over 30 years. My main interest is in the way in which the camera can extract and simplify forms from the environment to create interesting and challenging abstract forms. Many of the abstractions come from observation but in other instances the images are developed into a digital collage with the use of photo editing software. I still continue to tutor photography with the u3a.
On retirement I began working in wood and took up woodturning. I enjoy exploring the patterns and textures found in wood and have developed a sculptural approach to turning. I am particularly interested in hollowed forms and the organic nature of the wood itself. My work develops in response to the wood I am working with although in some cases I do carefully plan my ideas especially in the forms I have created incorporating fused glass or brass rod.