An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
My artwork is exclusively of animals and wildlife. As an animal lover I find nothing more satisfying than trying to capture on canvas an animal’s personality – my aim is that something in their eyes reaches out to the viewer and a connection made.
If your idea of a typical artist is the scatter-brain unorganised type, that is definitely not me. Before I start a project I have researched it thoroughly and have a range of reference photographs to work from. My work is not spontaneous, it is very carefully thought out. I don’t strive for complete photographic realism but rather aim to capture the spirit of the subject using shading and emphasis.
It is very satisfying to combine my love of animals with art. Another very important part of my art is promoting Animal Welfare. Having lived in countries where animal welfare is severely lacking, I am very passionate about promoting responsibility to animals.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the ways its animals are treated” – Mahatma Gandhi