Eryl Shields

I am an artist whose media are photography and text, with odd found scraps occasionally thrown in. I started my creative life as a writer after stumbling on a creative writing course while studying for a degree in philosophy. This ended with me being awarded an M.Litt from the University of Glasgow. But I've been using a camera since 1979, and as I've explored and experimented with ideas, uncovered my motivation, and generally grown as a creative practitioner I have discovered a symbiotic relationship with my camera and writing. Now text and photographic image making are equal partners in my practice as I continue to search for the best way to 'get the thing said.'