About me

I discovered to the cyanotype process when I was studying photography in Edinburgh.

It’s a captivating, unpredictable process and mixed with imagination it creates beautiful unique images.

My passion and knowledge of photography was vital in my career. For nearly 30 years I worked as a picture researcher sourcing the right images for a broad range of books.

I’m based in Shropshire these days and fortunate to enjoy an abundance of nature on my doorstep. It’s the perfect place to gather and grow inspirational plants to make botanical art and lampshades.

What is Cyanotype?

An early photographic sun-printing technique discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842.

Made famous by botanist and photographer Anna Atkins in 1853 when she published the first ever book using photographs, ‘British Algae, Cyanotype Impressions’.

Popular in the 20th century with architects and engineers to reproduce photographs, documents and plans, also known as blueprints.