The Artist

"When I draw wildlife the eyes are what I notice first. They mesmerise me. Once I have drawn the eyes the rest of my work follows. I aspire to show not just an "animal" but a living , breathing being who shows intelligence and has feelings - who belongs to a family and plays an essential role within our ecology that balances our intricate web of life.   "
Portrait of artist  | Member of Artists for Conservation

As a child, the two activities that made my heart sing were riding my bike in the English woods and drawing. Time spent alone riding my bike inspired my love of nature and deep appreciation for all living things. Observing nature helped enhance and develop my observational skills as well as the patience required to create detailed works for art.

 

Over time my love of drawing has evolved into the realistic portraits that I draw today in either pastel and coloured pencil, or scratchboard. These mediums enable me to capture the emotion and essence that bring each animal to life. 

 

 

After the devestating bush fires in 2019 and early 2020 in my home country of Australia I was invited to participate in "100 Artworks for a Koala  - Konservation Project" through non-profit organisation Living With Koalas. 100 Australian based artists will provide an original artwork relating to koalas. This is an auction led event on an international scale where funds generated will be used for awareness programmes and school visits as well as funding LWK koala food tree nurturing and planting programme. The event will commence in July, 2020.

 

 

 

 

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