Irene cannot remember a time when photography was not an all consuming passion. She has enjoyed photography since she was a schoolgirl. A past member of Dundee PS, Shillington & DCC and Hitchin CC, Irene now lives in Wellington, Shropshire where she has joined Wrekin Arts PC and Smethwick PS. Irene is a Past President of the East Anglian Federation where she also served 24 years as Events Secretary. Irene holds EFIAP and MPAGB as well as the prestigious J S Lancaster Medal (HonPAGB) for exceptional services to photography. She was also a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. Irene’s greatest honour was her election to membership of the London Salon in 1996. She has exhibited widely as well as lecturing throughout Great Britain.
Since 2000 Irene has been supported by PermaJet in the supply of her papers and inks allowing her to be even more prolific than she was in the darkroom. Irene has become known for her pastel images. She loves mist and frost for her landscapes both of which make ideal pastels but of course are not always available so whatever the conditions or subject matter, Irene will always be aiming towards a pastel result. She uses white layers, airbrushing, blur techniques and monochrome layers to get the desired effect. She is still fired with enthusiasm and cannot imagine a life without photography.