I am based in Northumberland and my work consists mainly of commissioned portraits of horses and ponies.
My background is completely non-horsey; I was brought up in a terraced house in Yorkshire, where I rarely saw a lawn, let alone the countryside.
I can't remember a time when I didn't draw and paint. On starting secondary school I met someone who owned a pony, and from then on horses became my favourite subjects.
I got an Art 'A' level and would have liked to have taken it further, but real life intervened and I had to get a 'proper job'!
Frequently relocating, it wasn't until moving to our current home that I was able to turn my full attention to painting.
I thoroughly enjoy my visits to photograph horses for their portraits and I have met some really nice people (and horses!) through my work.
Acrylics, Canvas, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil