Based in United Kingdom
I am completely self taught and have been drawing and painting from a very young age. I have experimented with different mediums but found oil paints to be my favourite medium. My earlier work was painting portraits of pets and people, undertaking many commissions and exhibiting in regional art exhibitions. I now prefer to paint my own thing, specialising in animals, birds and still life. Through my art and love of animals I have also been involved in raising money for animal charities. My style is realistic, capturing the likeness and character of the subject, but with a touch of humour. I am a big animal lover, which is why they are probably my favourite subject. I live in a rural spot on the Staffordshire Cheshire border where a lot of the wildlife surrounding me is the inspiration for my work. Most of the birds featured in my artwork were photographed in my garden. I like to paint them in a realistic but comical way, which I hope will make people smile. Thank you for looking.