Wildlife and the natural world have always held a deep fascination for me. Having worked as a graphic designer for various companies until 1988 I spent the following years up to 2007 working within a non-artistic background but now work solely on the wildlife subjects that I love so much. My work has sold through a number of local galleries, via private commissions, from my website, the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art and at the Mall Galleries in London. My work has been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2012 award.
I gain inspiration for my work from many sources and particularly enjoy observing wildlife around the coasts and countryside of South Devon. I spend much time sketching and being in close contact with nature, absorbing the experience and the interaction of its many creatures. This experience, my observations in the environment and the interaction of its creatures fires my imagination and I try to capture the sensation of my encounter with them.
For different subjects I like to explore various media, favouring watercolour or graphite, and work in great detail, which forms the contemplative heart of my creative process. I like to use a coloured background for my paintings that allows me to create a mood for the composition that reflects the original encounter with my subject, observing the smallest detail that is particular to each of them.
National Exhibition Wildlife Art
Gordale, Chester High Road, Burton,
Wirral CH64 8TF
Thursday 18th July to Sunday 4th August 2013.
- Future Exhibitions:
- National Exhibition of Wildlife Art
Bird Art and Photography Magazine Award winner 2010 for the most exceptional work featuring a bird at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art.
Shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 'Wildlife Artist of the Year'award for 2010,2011 and 2012.
Acrylics, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Animals, Decorative Art, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Wild Flowers, Wildlife