Having previously worked in Marketing and Graphic Design, I am now a full-time artist working from my studio in York, England. Like many people, the driving force in my initial career was to provide a steady income for my family as opposed to feeding my artistic passion and it is not until much later in life that I had the opportunity and support to do so.
Animals have always played a huge part in my life and like many others, I feel deeply connected to them. By focusing on expression, texture and colours enables me to bring animals to life on the canvas as though they are communicating directly to us, a privilege that would rarely happen in reality and so makes that captured moment a deeply magical one.
My artwork is represented by professional art galleries and has been selected for prestigious art events including national exhibitions for TALP (The Artist and Leisure Painter) and UKCPS (UK Coloured Pencil Society). My art can also be found on the online showcase for 'Color'- Ann Kullberg', the world's leading coloured pencil magazine based in the US.
Favoured mediums at present are ink and coloured pencils, both of which require a unique set of skills in terms of their creative thinking and application. As someone who thrives on the challenges of painting in a realistic style, developing these skills has been a key theme for me as I looked to focus on widening my artistic portfolio.
I am currently a member of the Society of Animal Artists, UK and the UKCPS.