A long time ago I did a creative arts degree, focusing equally on visual arts and writing. More recently I took a creative writing MA at Lancaster University, graduating with distinction in 2013.
I am currently exploring abstraction in photography, taking small details from the street and giving them a new scale and context. In 2018 I was the artist representing the Isle of Man at the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, France, with a collection of photographs, poems and films. The exhibition formed the basis for my book, House of water, published in May 2019.
My poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies around the world, and I've won prizes in many different competitions. My visual work has featured in several international exhibitions, and the film poems I've created and collaborated on have been selected for various international festivals and prizes, including the Aesthetica Art Prize. I am a member of the photographers' collective Shutter Hub.