“Eight years ago, after 35 years of snapping away with my old SLR camera, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and bought a digital camera. To this day I am still amazed at the quality of the photographs and the speed with which technology advances. I began to download my photographs onto my computer and play around with them in various photographic programs. Without really realizing it, I came across a method of transforming my photos into a fabulous hybrid of photography and watercolour. From distance, one would swear it was a watercolour, but yet it retains that distinctive detail of a photograph. And so the watergraph was born.
I did some research and tested a few papers before choosing the Indian Rag paper of which you get a flavour on the website. The texture of the paper is amazing and adds to the illusion of the watercolour effect. I have spent the last 8 years honing and perfecting the technique and I continue to learn everyday, but wherever I go, I still cannot wait to get my photos downloaded to see what they will look like.
I had my first exhibition in December 2003 at The Studio in Glebe Place, Chelsea. The success of it even took me by surprise. I knew they are good, but I didn’t realise everyone would want two! I followed that up with a very enjoyable collaboration with Bill Amberg, followed by further solo exhibitions. They have also been shown in Gstaad, Miami, New York, Mallorca, Argentina, Uruguay and Harrods!