Lois Wakeman is a technical author, potter and photographer living and working in Uplyme, East Devon, UK.
She sells her artwork in a few selected galleries in East Devon and West Dorset, and is willing to accept commissions.
As a photographer, she is self-taught, preferring to develop her own way of seeing and reacting to the natural world, rather than being poured into the standard mould of conventional training.
Lois is inspired by her local surroundings, and says ''I want to re-establish that intimate connection with the local landscape that people used to have before the advent of easy travel. By limiting myself to my home ground, I hope to see new possibilities for semi-abstract images and little details that might otherwise go unnoticed.
''My favorite subjects are all close to hand - the sea, fields and woods, beach huts, and Neolithic remains for instance. I am really lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of the world, and feel privileged to be able to share it with others through my photography.''
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