I was born in Barnsley in 1969. As a child, drawing and painting always held a special interest for me; constantly drawing horses and ponies - being utterly horse obsessed as a child but unfortunately allergic to them also, which only seemed to fuel this obsession! Every time we passed a pony in a field, I would beg to stop and grab the camera (something which has never gone away some 30 years later!)
Since my teenage years, my father nurtured my interest in photography; we would spend many hours talking apertures and bokeh effects. When he passed in 1992 I received his most treasured possession - his trusty Nikon 35mm camera, I still, to this day, hear his words of advice in my ear......
After 6th form, I decided to pursue my interest in painting and photography further, studying fine art at Newcastle University. My speciality at University was the study of human form through portraiture and the Life Room. I graduated from Newcastle University in 1992 with a BA(hons) in fine art and was one of 9 UK finalists to have their work chosen for exhibition in New York, USA.
I began my own business in 1993 and photography became my fuel for the easel; anatomical references, atmospheric effects, background ideas etc. I became digital with the purchase of a Canon 450D in 2004 which revolutionised my photographic horizons.
By 2010 I was shooting weddings, horse trials, dressage competitions and accepting commissions for portrait shoots.
More recently my Photoshop editing skills have allowed me to digitally combine both my passions of art and photography resulting in an ongoing series of works inspired by Tolkien and the Pre-Raphaelites.
You can view my artwork at: www.animalfineart.co.uk
You can view my Friesian Horse obsession at: www.blackequineart.com
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