I'm a self-taught artist specialising in pet and children's portraits. After taking my Art A-Level at school, I was accepted to study at the Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University, but turned it down and chose to take a business course instead. I've been painting on a full- or part-time basis for twenty years, and generally prefer to paint people or animals rather than landscapes or inanimate objects. People's faces instantly fascinate me.
I try to visit as many exhibitions and galleries as I can to gain inspiration and ideas from other artists, and read lots of books for the same reason.
I paint in a variety of mediums as I get bored using the same style and the same medium all the time. At the moment, my favourite medium is inks and pencil colours, but I also love oil paints as I can keep amending the painting until I think it's absolutely right!