Hope is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in the performing arts. From an early age, she exhibited a great interest in the creative arts, often painting, sewing, or dancing whenever possible. Her earliest artistic endeavour, aged around 4 or 5, was a hand-sewn clown. She had craftily created it after her teacher had said it was far too complex for her and to try something a little easier. After pondering her choice between a two-toned apple or a clown with a burst of bright, funky fabrics, Hope decided to take the initiative and chose the latter. Luckily, her ambitious gamble was a great success, making her teacher smile!
The Former Performer
She appeared in a fun assortment of 90's MTV pop videos, TV shows, beauty pageants, magazine columns, and advertisements before getting behind the camera herself.
Now restricted by disability and chronic pain, self-portraiture and surrealism gave her new avenues of expression. Her art spans the entire gamut of the human condition, often evolving in style but consistent in voice. From whimsical surrealism to the vulnerable glimpses of spoonie life.
ONE EYELANDS WORLD'S TOP 10 FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHERS 2022
What a great way to start 2023! 'Green Nefertiti' & 'Bodybag' are finalists & 'Obsidian' has won "Bronze" in the Fine Art/Photomanipulation category for One Eyelands World's Top 10 Fine Art Photographers 2022!
ONE EYELAND AWARDS WINNERS GALLERY
10th January 2023
TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2022
This award is very special to me. Thank you so much, TIFA! What a lovely surprise for Christmas Eve! 'Prayer' has been awarded an "Honourable Mention" in the People/Family category for the TIFA 2022 Awards!!!
TIFA AWARDS WINNERS GALLERY
24th December 2022
NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2022
'Bodybag' has done it again! I am *dead pleased* 😄 to be awarded 2 honourable mentions in the Fine Art Photography Nudes & Photomanipulation categories.
NEW YORK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS WINNERS GALLERY
19th December 2022
'Bodybag' has also made it to the final round in Fine Art/Collage category for the TIFA 2022 Awards too!
I'm totally buzzing and will keep my fingers and toes crossed!! 🤞
8th December 2022
OMG!!!! I am super excited as 'Prayer' has made it to the final round in People/Family category for the TIFA 2022 Awards.
BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS 2022
Wow! I am so honoured and over the moon to announce that 'Hurting' has won "Gold" in People/Self-Portrait category for the BIFA 2022 Awards.
BIFA AWARDS WINNERS GALLERY
30th November 2022
Super pleased to announce that 'Bodybag' has won another "Honorable Mention" in Fine Art/Collage category for the BIFA 2022 Awards.
ND AWARDS 2022 INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
I'm so happy to announce that 'Bodybag' was awarded with an "Honorable Mention" in Fine Art: Photomanipulation category for the ND Awards 2022 International Photography contest.
ND AWARDS WINNERS GALLERY
21st November 2022
LENSCULTURE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2022 COMPETITION GALLERY
Great News — My entry for the LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards has been selected by the editors to be featured in the online Competition Gallery.
23rd September 2022
INT'L PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2022
"Green Nefertiti" has made it to the final round of Jury voting and is awarded the title "Official Selection" in the International Photography Awards 2022.
5th September 2022