B I O
Drawing and studying nature have 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 on
capturing the character, life and particular
the 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 of understanding what my clients want, together with my interpretation, and I determined with each study, to attempt to achieve more than just a portrait of someone's horse or dog, hopefully creating something that stands on its own as a piece of artwork.
I have hung my work in many galleries, notably The Tryon, in London, The John Noott Galleries on 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 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.
If you would like to commission a portrait or discuss a special individual idea please do get in touch. Every commission is treated individually and a visit to see your horse, dog, or cat in its familiar home surroundings can be arranged.
With regards to equestrian commissions, observing, sketching and taking photographs for reference is beneficial. Different requirements and budgets are considered and will be discussed at the time.