The Artist

"When I draw wildlife I aspire to show an individual - not just an “animal” - but a living, breathing creature 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.   My style of art is quite realistic with great attention to detail. I create this way to draw the viewer in, encouraging them to take a closer look at each of subjects - to see their individuality; to show that they have life-force just as we do.   Before I start a piece the eyes are what I notice first. They mesmerise me. I believe these beautiful beings are calling me to express that they are not just mere commodities; to be exploited, used or forgotten.     "
Portrait of artist  | Member of Artists for Conservation

As a child, the two activities that made my heart sing were riding my bike 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 detailed real-life animal portraits that I draw today in either pastel and coloured pencil, or scratchboard. These mediums enable me to capture the true nature 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 particiapte 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 inernational 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. 

 

 

 

 

Recent Artwork