The adoration of animals, particularly horses from the age of five started my love of drawing and painting animals. At Newcastle University I studied under Andrew McLaren and John Peace, developing my style rooted in traditional technique, correct proportion and accurate representation.
I gained my Degree in fine art in 1992 and started a business as a fresh faced twenty-something! Now I have exhibited across the UK and in London, New York and Dubai with work is also included in the private collections of prominent figures within the equestrian world and a smattering of Royalty. My accolades also include numerous awards from The Association of Animal Artists .
An enthusiastic, inspiring demonstrator and experienced tutor teaching at many levels with over 25 years experience within the Adult Education sector. I also demonstrate extensively for the online artist's educational company Arttutor.com and is their resident expert in animals, life drawing, acrylic painting and coloured pencil drawing.
I can offer artwork in a variety of media, from pencil and charcoal drawings to acrylic, watercolour or oil paintings, all completed from good, clear photographs.
I have a dedicated art site where you can view more work in different media and examples of the variety of subjects I have worked on via the button below.
I teach 4 classes a week term time for The Workers' Educational Association, these consist of learning new media and techniques with supporting demonstrations. All my groups are a great friendly bunch of people and we learn at our own pace with no competitions. If you would like to find out more, the below button will take you through to the main website. My classes are based in the Barnsley area.
I also teach privately 1-2-1 from my home studio.