My work reflects my love for wildlife and the environment; this love originated from my upbringing in rural Somerset in the UK and has been enriched by the diversity of fauna and flora found in South Africa. I was for some time employed as an artist/designer by various packaging companies but have been fortunate enough to make a living from wildlife art and have been able to observe and portray animals in their natural environment. I work in pastel, oils and acrylics - each has its own appeal and suitability for a particular subject, for example, pastel has a softness which is ideal for depicting fur and feathers.
I am very concerned with the environment and the fate of our wildlife, the horrific slaughter of rhinos and elephants is barbaric, and the loss of habitat to human overpopulation and greed is an ongoing threat. The fields and woods I roamed in as a youngster In England are now buried under bricks and mortar. I hope that my paintings contribute in some way to make people aware of nature and how necessary it is to preserve what we have left.
My paintings have been sold in various galleries in South Africa and at exhibitions here and in the UK, and hang in homes and offices around the world.