Both Katie and John are professional designers and have both worked in children’s publishing. After meeting the first time for 20 minutes at a publishing convention they had no further contact. Then four years later, in 1998, they met again by coincidence on the street of a small Yorkshire market town. It just happened to be Valentine’s Day. They have been together ever since.
Not long after, their encounters with extraordinary light phenomenon around their home began. This resulted in their first book, ‘Beyond Photography’. It was the first of its kind to photographically document one couple’s anomalous encounters. With each new encounter, their connections with a wider reality increased and converged.
As an artist, Katie used painting as a means of meditating on these experiences. In late 2018 she had an exhibition of her para-realistic paintings at our centre. Katie and John are both members of the Unitarian Society for Psychical Studies and part of the Ministry Team at Kendal Unitarian Chapel.