I grew up in a small village in southern England. I spent a lot of time 
 
  climbing trees, digging holes and playing in a cellar. At some point I had 
          
  an imaginary friend called 'Ash'. At thirteen I was sent to boarding school. 
        
  At eighteen I knew I wanted to go to art school. Four years later I earned 
           
  my bachelor of fine arts degree from Kingston University in London. Upon 
           
  graduating I was offered an opportunity to travel and teach in Chile with 
         
  the British Council. The decision turned out to be life changing.
       
         
         
  My work has since continued to center on paradox, mystery and a sense of 
         
  exile. I try to set up questions in my pictures that are both allegorical and 
           
  introspective. I see now clearly the relationship between memory and light

  in what I do. Other embedded themes include the nature of desire and the 

  phenomenon of disappearance over time. There can also be a certain 'darkness' 
           
  to be found in my images but it is a quality I am comfortable with and find 
         
  beautiful. This is because for me, meaning and feelings take shape and emerge 

  not only from what is present but also from what is absent in life.
         
         
         
  Today I live in New York. I have a three year old son. I like any activity 
       
  connected with water. I try to live simply. I believe in empathy and the 

  healing power of love. I still shoot film.       
         
    
   
  
        
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