As an artist, I take inspiration from the beauty of animals all around us and the special pets in our lives that mean the most to us. I believe every animal has its own unique soul which makes them all so different, both in looks and personality. Animals can be very spiritual and bring joy, comfort and companionship to many of us and they become a huge part of our families and daily lives.
My passion for drawing started at a young age. I love dogs and horses and would draw the horses from my riding lessons, loan ponies and family dogs which all meant a lot to me at the time and I loved capturing their spirit.
My drawing style has evolved with nurturing - especially from my uncle Johnny, a keen and successful graphic designer in his own right. I am mostly self taught and have been honing my drawing skills for many years, drawing in my spare time which is a life long hobby.
During my A levels I received an award from the Granta and Fine arts society for my painting re-creation of the iconic photograph at the Empson Derby in 1913, the famous race in which suffragette Emily Davidson collided with the kings race horse.
I also attended a workshop lead by Jacquie Jones, a local Newmarket painter who creates race horse portraits, murals and paintings with her very distinctive style, capturing the movement and animation of horses beautifully.
I create hand drawn portraits using pencil and pastels. I use very light pressure to create the softness of the animals and take the time to capture all the small distinguishing features that make up their little hallmarks we recognise them by, this could be a dog with very curly hair that flicks across the eye a certain way, or unusual pink markings on the muzzle of a horse.
I love to hear all about your pets from your commissions and its always a delight to see the completed drawing in its new home. They are the perfect gift or a beautiful tribute to a beloved pet that is no longer here.
I believe in a tailored and personal approach to everyone that approaches me for an artwork and will keep you up to date from paper to post. Feel free to drop me a message anytime - Lets create something truly special!