My name is Nia and I have been a photographer for several years now. I studied film and darkroom techniques in Spain as a hobby working always in black and white. In 2012 I graduated from Edinburgh College in photography.
In 2014, I moved from Edinburgh, settling in the Highlands where I fell in love with the scenery and was highly inspired by the landscapes, the unique hues and the amazing brilliance of the skies with each sunset and sunrise proffering a completely uncommon and exclusive vista.. Since then, I’ve been taking landscape photographs and more recently I’ve started to experiment with mixed media techniques including hand embellishing of my photos, image transfers to different formats and the use of encaustic medium.
Another natural phenomenon which instills excitement every time I see it and inspires my photography is the life of waves. It amazes me just to watch the movements, the twirls, the breaking and the power of this phenomena. Capturing these individualistic characteristics and presenting them in a surreal or hypnogogic image fills me with delight.
The Highlands have also inspired me to capture the glorious and intricate world of forests and trees. I’m continually fascinated by the intricate complexities and nature of both wild and cultivated woodlands. Its with personal enjoyment that I can say the Highlands have greatly influenced my work from the great vast landscapes to the detailed fauna.
My work is available in several formats, with images presented on ceramic tiles, canvas and wooden blocks. The final product comes in many finishes including crackles, sand, linen and not forgetting working with brushes or palette knives to add more texture creating a uniquely finished product.