Drawing and studying nature has always been a natural and absorbing interest since I was a very young child .My early years in South Africa gave me the opportunity of sketching the wildlife around me and I knew from a very young age I was going to make art my profession .
Whilst achieving a remarkable likeness with my commissioned portraits, I pride myself in capturing the character , life and particular personality of my subjects. I feel very strongly that to succeed in this profession you have to be honest and have an innate sympathy, respect and understanding of your subjects.
Self taught , with a drive and passion predominantly focusing on equine and canine work , naturally commissions began forming a large percentage of my work . I love the challenge in understanding what my clients want, together with my interpretation , and determined with each study , to attempt to achieve more than just a portrait of someones horse or dog , hopefully creating something that stands on its own as a piece of artwork .
I have had my work hung in many galleries , notably The Tryon , in London , The John Noott Galleries in Broadway and The Workshop Wales Gallery in Fishguard .
Exhibited with both the Society of Equestrian Artists, being an ASEA, and The Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries in London.
I have sold both original paintings and Limited edition prints through De Montfort Fine Art and Sally Mitchell Fine Art.
I was an invited artist at ‘Art in Action’ at Waterperry House in Oxford.
In 1999 I was commissioned by Cheltenham racecourse to paint Istabraq winning ‘The Smurfit Champion Hurdle” as their official signed limited edition print.