Drawing from life, searching for that defining line that says "eagle" or "elephant", is hugely exciting and utterly frustrating. Learning about my subject, his movements, his characteristics, his personality, is a joy. Then after countless discarded sketches, he may approach and briefly, look at me. Conspiratorially we share something indefinable and unforgettable. And at last the drawing comes.
While drawing wildlife from life is my passion, I also use some of my sketches to work on large scale acrylic canvases, and have led a 4-walled mural project depicting the African Jungle. Recently I have included in my portfolio watercolours on hand-made Khadi paper recycled from cotton T-shirts.
Award winner in the Lucian Freud Equine Art Competition 2013, for work
"Sioux Has A Visitor"
I have a new range of Children's A4 prints based on British Wildlife.
PRINTS for PRESENTS and ORIGINAL WILDLIFE PAINTINGSSociety of Fulham Artists and Potters 18th - 23rd Nov Finlay Brewer Estate Agents (Askew Road) 7th Nov - 16th Jan Hogarth Health Club Bar 1st Dec - 11th Jan Askew Business Network Christmas evening 4th Dec at 6 - 9pm