My work reflects my interest in the natural world. I use drawing to aid my understanding of a subject whether it is the complicated magic of a bird’s nest or the way a plant grows. I use these drawings to inform my paintings. I am currently working on a group inspired by 18th century ‘chinoiserie’ wallpaper based on common plants found on the verges of roads and paths.
High quality, realistic pet portrait and wildlife art using graphite and coloured pencil.
I draw animal, pet and wildlife portraits done in the medium of coloured pencils.
I use inks to paint vibrant and fluid images, often featuring peacocks. I move between realism and stylisation. My artwork tends to be moody and atmospheric.
I have been drawing and painting all my life and have developed several different techniques, which make art accessible to a wide variety of people. My work includes original evocative pencil, pen and watercolours of the local buildings, churches and landscapes surrounding us in Shropshire, countryside animals and fish and intricate designs incorporating children’s names. These are available as originals, prints and cards.
As you might expect from someone who spent their childhood in Cornwall, my art is mostly inspired by nature, whether it be wildlife, the sea or a beautiful landscape. I am also known for my commission work as a pet portrait artist, which demands a keen eye to capture a pet’s true likeness and character. Much of my work displays detailed realism, particularly my paintings of animals and birds, however, I also like to adopt a looser style when the mood takes me. I work in acrylics, pastels or watercolour, choosing the medium I think will work best with my subject or vice versa.
Mixed media paintings of Bridgnorth and elsewhere.
Very Much inspired by the landscapes of Shropshire and North Wales. Recently inspired by medieval church carvings and murals. Especially angels. Currently working on a series of ‘Mischievous Angles’-WHAT FUN !!
I was born in Birmingham where I studied Art and Design at Bournville School of Art then went on to technical Illustration at The University of Central England.l moved to Bridgnorth in 2002 and opened Stoneway Gallery and began living and working as a professional artist and Picture Framer. In my paintings l endeavour to capture light colour and the atmosphere of the Landscape, whether a Shropshire landscape, Lakeland mountain scene or a Bridgnorth street scene. I have exhibited at The Royal Birmingham Society Of Artists and the Birmingham Watercolour Society of which I am a member, who regularly hold exhibitions around the Midlands. I run several painting classes in my gallery too on week days. I am always happy to discuss commissions for landscapes or portraits.