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About Me

I have been sketching and painting since I could first pick up a pencil. My dad would bring home reams of printer paper from the office and I would scribble and draw until the paper ran out. Creating 'stories' and 'masterpieces' for anyone I could give them to.


My art is mostly self taught, trying different styles and mediums depending on the subject and mood (and occasionally the wine!). Moving from highly detailed, fine art sketches through to 'throw it on the canvas', oil paintings using finger painting techniques and any other materials within my reach. 


My first inspiration, (and still is to this day) was horses. I loved the shape and movement, and how I could capture it through my art. And this passion has developed into exploring other animals, particularly those that pose a challenge!

My focus now is pet and wildlife portraits, I work with both colour and graphite pencils but mostly with polychromos colour pencils as I can get beautiful depth of colour and detail using these.


I'm a member of the Association of Animal Artists and the UK Colour Pencil Society. I enter a number of events and awards throughout the year, so make sure you stay up to date with my website. 

I love to take my work into the garden and sketch with my lovely girls (7 chickens) wandering around. Occasionally they'll hop onto the table to check out what i'm doing.


If you're interested in commissioning your own special bespoke piece of art, just get in touch.