My art is about capturing a moment; something that stirs the memory in the viewer. I believe that when we see beauty in something, it is because we see a certain look in the eyes, a fleeting emotion, a powerful or graceful pose, a play of light rendering previously unseen colours or inherent gentleness in a large, muscled frame. I strive to capture those moments and in turn convey to my viewer the way that I see the natural world. My style therefore generally favours portraiture as it brings into sharp focus the details – the lay of the fur and its myriad colours, the beautiful glassy patterns in the eyes or the velvety softness of a muzzle.
ART RELATED SKILLS
During my working career I have worked with some major corporations and have had the benefit of being a trained presenter, facilitator, course developer and instructor.
I am a commissioned artist mainly in the pet portrait arena, but I have also undertaken portraits of adults and children.
I have served on the committee of two established art societies - Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (MIWAS) & Whiteley Art Society (WAS)
AAA Regional Exhibition 2017 BEST IN SHOW (Sky Gazing)
AAA Regional Exhibition 2017 Best Mammal (Sky Gazing)
AAA Regional Exhibition 2017 Best Bird (Hyacinth Macaw)
TWASI Exhibition 2017 St Cuthberts Mill Award for Best Work on Paper (Eye in the Sky)
Published in Ann Kullberg's "Cats & Dogs in Coloured Pencil" Book 2015 (Blue Eyes)
SEA three pieces of work juried into Annual Exhibition 2014 at the Mall Galleries
MIWAS Exhibition 2009 Best Non-British Species & BEST IN SHOW
MIWAS Exhibition 2008 Runner Up Most Improved Artist - award presented by Simon King, Naturalist and Broadcaster
Wildscape Artist of the Year awards – 2009 (two categories), 2008, 2006
Wildscape Paint a British Species 2005
Wildscape Portraying Movement 2007
Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA)
Association of Animal Artists (AAA)
The Wildlife Art Society International (TWASI)
Society for All Artists (SAA)
UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS)