A botanical enthusiast all my life, I have always enjoyed flowers.

The incomparable beauty, colour and form of each individual flower is always so intriguing. This passion as a youngster led me to a degree in Botany, followed by a PhD in pharmacognosy and a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Forward track and now immersed with family life, I take time out each day busying myself in the garden or with photography. The flowers in my botanical portraits are grown in my garden in Malhamdale, North Yorkshire. I have a bespoke studio in an old textile mill in Bradford.

Botanical portrait photography is similar to still life photography, it is a slow process with time to titivate. On the other hand there is also a sense of urgency, as flowers come and go with the seasons and their pure existence is one that is fleeting, and at times I am left thinking ‘next year’.

I hope you enjoy viewing my botanical portraits, for more recent images please look to instagram.



FineArt Photography Awards 2024

Dried Anemone ‘Mistral Azzurro’ (View)

Monochrome Awards 2023 – Amateur Fine Art Award

Pandora -‘Honorable Mention’ (View)

Poppy Frills – ‘Honorable Mention’(View)



IGPOTY  – Black & White Category

Bridal Silk – Highly Commended (view)

Pandora – Highly Commended (view)

RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show

Portfolio ‘Dried Dahlias’ Silver Gilt Medal