Hi, thanks for having a look at my website. Have a look around and please let me know what you think.
A bit about me...
I am lucky enough to have grown up on, and now have a studio, at my family's farm in the beautiful Meon Valley, Hampshire.
I had an amazing introduction to nature and the natural world on the working farm; tearing around woods, helping dad with the lambing, corn cart every summer and generally investigating every animal under the sun.
I have always kept this love for nature and wide open spaces but still somehow managed to find myself in London working. After 12 loooooong years I knew I wanted/needed to be back in the countryside drawing and trying to make a go of it as a living.
I finally took the leap in the crazy year for all of us, 2020. Packing up with my wife and two boisterous boys we headed back home. Starting up in a pandemic wasn't the easiest but it gave a lot of us perspective about what we want in life; hopefully I am starting to tick this box...
I am a self-taught artist and I have a focus on nature and the natural world. It is a subject matter that offers boundless inspiration.
My work is grounded in the use of carbon and graphite. I love the contrast and character that the dark and light offers each subject and really getting into the fine detail.
My aim isn't hyperealism, but to give a detailed character of the animal from which the viewer's mind makes up the rest.
I think that art is much like reading a book versus watching a movie - the imagination gives character to a book that a movie can't, and (not to sound too arty) I think this is the same for a drawing.
Anyway, thank you again for checking out my website and please drop me a line about anything.
- LightSpaceTime 12th "Animals" Art Virtual Exhibition - "Big Horn" (Special Merit award)
- Titchfield Art Show - Judge's Choice, 2nd Place - "Horsemen No.1"
- LightSpaceTime 11th "Nature" Art Virtual Exhibition - "Horsemen No.1" (Special Merit)
- LightSpaceTime 11th "Animals" Art Virtual Exhibition - "Silverback" (Excellence in Art)
- PACS Art Exhibition
- LightSpaceTime 10th "Nature" Art Virtual Exhibition - "Standing Stag" (Special Merit)