I Am an artist and photographer in Manchester.
I have done compact digital photography for 18 years and DSLR photography for 2 years and traditional art for over 20 years.
I like to do any form of art as it makes me happy and stops me focusing on things going on. It also acts as a form of communication for me.
I love nature photography the most and animal photography and I like abstract painting the most. I have been making art work since I was at school which is over 20 years ago. Kids used to buy my art work at school!
I have used computer art software like GIMP and Artrage, and more recently in the past two years Photoshop and Affinity Photo to edit my photos and make new things like banners.
Around 7 years ago, I was sectioned in A learning disability hospital for four months,I was heavily restrained for 20 hours by police then given the place in the hospital,where they restrained me heavily several times a day for four months.
It damaged a lower part of my spine and caused severe sciatica and severe PN/neuropathy in my hands,arms,legs,feet,it gets worse over time.
This has affected my photography and art a lot because I struggle to hold my camera and often need help with holding it or the tripod if we got time to set it up,and I use a weighted pencil for drawing as it stops the shaking a lot.
I also need my wheel chair for getting around which affects what I can see and do but NHS manual wheelchairs are so heavy they are difficult to push myself about, I am hoping to buy myself an active wheelchair which is very lightweight.
I am hoping to get a better tripod to as my tripod shakes with my arms and is very hard for me to carry. I coud be angry at life for what happened to me-I am just wanting to be pain free which isn’t possible right now,so for now I just enjoy my art and other people’s art,you can’t change the unchangeable.