Art and Conservation become increasingly more connected as every year goes by. As we watch one species after another go extinct, it it my belief that wildlife art will play a vital part in the natural history archives. We as artists need to record everything we can as a matter of urgency - for I fear much will be lost to us in the not too distant future.
"I am a self-taught artist – and the mistakes and “happy accidents” made along the way, have become intrinsic to my style of painting. The passion I have for my subject matter seems to grow with each painting – and the terrifying thing is, that as fast as I can paint the beautiful beasts and vistas of this continent – they are as quickly disappearing to the pressures of humanity and poaching. I feel the need to record it in paint – and quickly – before it is lost to us forever. "