I have drawn, made things and photographed since teenage years, and I have always maintained my own creative activity in parallel to my career as an urban designer within development planning practice, and alongside family life.
My main interest is three-dimensional design, for furniture and sculptural objects, within which I seek shapes and geometries that delight me. I am a designer more than a fine maker, and I keep construction simple to be sure I can put things together. I use birch plywood, but I also make furniture by transforming everyday objects to create a narrative and quirky humour. This use of wood extends into making simple sculptural and coloured forms.
Photography has been a constant fascination for many years. I use photography as a way of looking, and transforming ordinary things into something remarkable in an image. I like the incidental, unintended and ephemeral detail of urban life. I like to arrange images into sets, to set up resonances and rhythms.
Drawing is also a way of looking. I like pencil and pen, coloured pencils and pastels. And it is usually urban places that interest me most.
I exhibited photography at a few places in the years before family life and have shown furniture in a few group shows in east London.