“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
I was born and grew up in the Central West of NSW and for as long as I can remember I have been inspired by the beautiful nature and wildlife of the area. I became a fervent photographer in an effort to capture this elusive natural beauty. As a teacher I have witnessed the massive and rapid changes in technology and the escalating focus on images as mediums for communication. Society today is saturated with images. This has increased my passion for photography and I have found a challenge in recording and manipulating images to communicate and provoke thought. I enjoy the wide variety of subjects that nature provides – from the small world of macro to the wide-angle sunsets and landscapes, and everything in-between. I strive to capture fleeting moments in nature, taking people into a world where they can see and marvel at detail, colour and the simple existence of a wild creature. I particularly enjoy the challenge of photographing birds and feel privileged that I have been able to capture some amazing shots of fleeting moments that illustrate the beauty and mysteries of nature and provide a lasting impression that I hope stimulates challenges and excites the onlooker. My personal conviction is “Capturing the Beauty of Nature…one unique moment at a time” I have received many champion awards for my images at various Agricultural Shows and in 2011/12 I was selected as a finalist in the prestigious Hawkesbury Art Prize held at Purple Noon Gallery, Richmond.