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 realistic 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.
When I am working even the slightest change in shadow or light, or anlgle of a pencil stroke can change the expression. These are the kind of things I pay attention to.
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.