Vivian Dawes is a photographer and busy Mum who is based in Aldershot. She studied for a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art, (Painting) and film photography but says,
"...nowadays my Nikon digital SLR camera is my only brush. The tension and drama there is between light and dark has always been a theme in my work, in my paintings and now in my landscape photography. The artist Caravaggio is famous for his use of light to produce drama, what the Italians call Chiaroscuro, and his work has always inspired me. I want the viewer to feel drawn into each of my photos and experience some of the many emotions I felt when I have stood in the midst of utter breathtaking beauty!"
Mountainous regions have become a focus of her work at the moment, but she loves new challenges and am always seeking to improve and push myself to new heights in my technical abilities as a photographer.