My career as an artist and writer began in the early 1980s. After completing a post graduate degree in Archaeology and Anthropology, I moved to New York City where I worked in galleries and started to create my own art. My earliest pieces were painted constructions exploring ideas of perception; I soon moved on to painting and multimedia installation. In the mid 1980s I created a series of large-scale installations focusing on the artists, writers and composers from all nations who fought and died in the First World War. This work was exhibited in galleries in New York, Edinburgh and Amsterdam.
In 1988, I left New York and moved to a small seaside town in Massachusetts where I wrote for a variety of publications and became involved with computer graphics and interactive multimedia. In the early 1990s, I began working with technologists from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (Cambridge, MA), and in 1995 we created Diamond Park, a groundbreaking social virtual reality project.
As one of the inventors of a fundamental 3D graphics patent, I was invited to become a co-founder of Mitsubishi's Multimedia Research Lab in Silicon Valley. I spent several years working in the high tech industry in the Bay Area, first on the creative and then on the business side.
In 2000 I moved to the UK, where I have lived and worked ever since. As a artist, I have always been keen to explore new media and techniques and over the past couple of decades my work has ranged from digital photography to hand-printed textiles. I have also ventured into other creative fields: in 2004 I received a Diploma With Distinction in Garden Design and in 2010 I wrote a cookery book.
My current work is diverse and often site specific -- recent projects include large scale, mixed media installations for The Lost Gardens of Heligan and National Trust Trelissick (Cornwall). I also collaborate with Pewter Sky on a wide range of projects, all of which use pewter as their unifying medium. I work out of a studio near the coast in Cornwall, where the light, landscape and history provide endless inspiration.
More about my work: Selected Awards and Prizes: Simpson Travel 2016 Travel Writing Competition, Winner Lundy Island Calendar Competition (2011) National Trust, Avebury Circles in Time (Photography Competition) (2010) The International Garden Photographer of the Year,Muckin4Life, First Prize (2010) The International Garden Photographer of the Year, Early Bird Competition, First Prize, Garden Views Category (2008) Berkshire & Chilterns Life/CPRE 80th Anniversary Photography Competition, Runner Up, Landscape Category (2006) Burnham Beeches 125th Anniversary Photographic Competition, First Prize (2005).
Selected Publications and Photography Credits: The National Trust Images of England London Parks & Gardens Trust BBC Online Woodland Trust The Kennel Club Razor Red IEEE Multimedia Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments TV4 Sweden The Scotsman Art Journal Craftseller
Selected Teaching and Workshop Experience: Herbs for Healing, Barnsley, Gloucestershire - Garden Photography workshops Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA - Guest Lecturer, Postgraduate Programme in User Interface Design Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA - Instructor, Department of Design Communications and Visiting Artist, Department of Painting The InterArt Center, New York - Consultant, Education Programme South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA - Lecturer on Contemporary Art Artists Talk on Art, New York - Organiser/moderator, ‘New Scottish Art’ Symposium