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Having lived most of my life in Africa, I now live and work permanently in Stafford, UK.
Years spent in Botswana have given me a deep love and appreciation for the African bush which has been the inspiration for my work.
I started painting in Botswana attending as many classes as I could and developing my own style, a style that continues to evolve. I continue to paint mainly from personal experiences, so many of the animals featured in my paintings have a story to tell making every painting a part of me. I use my own photographs wherever possible as reference for my paintings; this gives a uniqueness to every painting.
Painting predominantly in watercolour has allowed me to develop a style which has evolved to portray my animals. I love the transparency of the medium and feel that no other medium can match its qualities which make it so suitable for painting the light and colours of Africa.
I have exhibited, and continue to exhibit in Botswana, South Africa and the UK, most notably the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA) and have work in private collections across the world.
I am a member of the International Wildlife Art Society and Secretary of the Stafford Art Group.
I run classes and workshops (not solely wildlife based) where I impart the transparency of watercolour, allowing the paint to mix itself which is so unique to the medium. In my teaching I keep to my ethos which is ‘what you do must be fun’ and in so doing inspire my students to move on to new levels.
Animals, Colour Mixing, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Wildlife