I am a self taught artist living in Romsey, Hampshire and have been drawing, painting and creating my whole life.
I use a wide range of mediums including Pastels, Acrylics and Oils. My pastel paintings are on pastelmat and the majority of my acrylic and oil paintings are usually on unstretched canvas or board, for easy transportation. However, when I exhibit my work they are temporarily framed and can be sold as such. I like to mount and frame the majority of my work behind glass with acid free mounts. I am more than happy to sell my work in their display frames but I always recommend that they are professionally framed to enhance the painting as well ensure they are officially secured and protected.
Painting is an essential part of my life and I spend any spare moment in my day, even if it's just 5 minutes, painting, sketching or sourcing my next piece. My love of all wildlife feeds my appetite to paint any creature that captures my imagination.
The story book series has been inspired by having young children and therefore less time to experience wildlife up close. My imagination has found an outlet in amongst their story books. The series brings wonderful creatures from well known children's classics into the realm of realism.
My ambition is to invoke the same emotional connections I experience whilst painting. Not only for the painting itself but also the creature it encompasses. Bringing an animal to life on canvas is an incredibly uplifting feeling and is something I wish to share with all that see my work. The past couple of years have given me the opportunity to chase my dream of becoming a professional artist. Raising a young family limits my time but I am now delighted to be opening my doors to commissioned work. If you have a special wildlife photo, or favourite animal you would love to display on your wall as a fabulous painting, or perhaps for someone that you would love to treat, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email, phone or via the website to discuss your ideas. I always have time to speak to collectors and lovers of my work.
Alternatively, please do take a look at my gallery to see if there is a special piece you would like to give a home to. If you are on a budget, I also have giclee limited edition prints for the majority of originals. If you are lucky enough to catch me at the few exhibitions I attend during the year you can pick up an original or print at a discounted rate.
I hope you enjoy my website and find a piece of art that inspires you too.
If you love my work and would like a closer look at a particular piece please get in touch. You can message me through Facebook or email using the icons below.