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My background is in art and design. I have a degree in Fine Art and a B Phil in Landscape Design. I worked as a Landscape Architect for 10 years before starting my career as a furniture maker in 1987. My furniture is inspired by Macintosh and Shaker furniture and Bauhaus.

I have always painted, even from the early age of 5: oils, acrylics but mainly
watercolours. My interest in botanical art began in 2006 when I saw an exhibition of work by the GSBI at Nature in Art.

My interest in photography really took off when I acquired a digital camera in 2005. My approach to photography is more from a painter’s perspective than straight record shots. I use digital darkroom techniques to produce images of how I perceived the view.

I now run various workshops on photography including Photoshop, studio photography for craftspeople, how to use your digital camera, photographing plants.

Achievements
Runner-up Landscape Photographer of the Year 2009

Front page image Sunday Times Spectrum Magazine Oct 2009

Frequent contributor to Outdoor Photography Magazine

National Theatre ‘Take a View’ Exhibition Oct 2009

Royal Geographical Magazine ½ page photograph Jan 2010

Exhibited North York Moors National Park Centre March 2010

My landscape photography can be seen in many galleries around Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

Have a look at Brian’s website