Announcement Original artwork, professional prints and greetings cards, and a range of handmade gifts. I also accept commissions for pet portraits and am offering a 10% discount coupon as a thank you for your order.
Original artwork, professional prints and greetings cards, and a range of handmade gifts. I also accept commissions for pet portraits and am offering a 10% discount coupon as a thank you for your order.
How it all began
I can never remember a time when I didn't draw and paint. I have been inspired from the start by my mother who was a graphic designer and a watercolor artist . Her subjects were birds and wildlife,nautical scenes and architecture. I also used to draw from my love of animals as a child .
I went on to study art at Winchester school of art in 1997 where I graduated with a BA honors degree in fine Art.During my time there I produced a varied body of art which spanned a diverse variety of mediums including installation.
Since leaving I have found again what I really love to do is to create Art that comes from the heart and draws on my all consuming love of nature and animals .Art that is uplifting and can be bought and cherished by people who love their animals just like myself. I love to paint with humour and capture the things which give us so much pleasure in the company of animals both wild and domesticated. From the grace of the cat to the goofy qualities of the hare, all is admired and represented equally. Additional to just animals I also like to create images with a dreamlike quality about them and am inspired by artists like Fleur Cowles who created improbable landscapes with animals and floral elements included.
It's only really in recent years I have come to choose watercolor as my chosen medium.I never could find a paint that really suited before,Oils just took up too much space at home and acrylic seemed too dry and hard to blend. I used primarily oil pastel for years somehow to try watercolor myself just didn't occur but I haven't looked back since. I just love it's fluidity and transparency.
I have been influenced by watercolor artists such as Shirley Trevenna who uses them in such free and innovative ways. This has definitely become my favorite way of working.
I am always on the look out for new painting and creative experiences and maybe i will revisit some of those former painting trials again or use some of the new techniques, mediums and materials that have lately become available.
I am totally loving the pet portrait commissions I have been getting more recently as it's so satisfying to not only achieve the individual likeness of that animal but recreate their essential character.The reviews i have had have been so heartwarming and rewarding.I hope to continue painting and drawing from nature and from the things i love for a very long time.
I am adding new items as I go so please revisit my site if you like what you see so far.
As well as paintings, prints, cards and handmade gifts, I also do commissions. So far I have done many pet portraits of cats and dogs but will try anything.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards