I study zoology so I really love animals and I am fascinated by all aspects of their lives including their anatomy, I mostly have the pleasure of drawing people's pets which I thoroughly enjoy as capturing the individuality and personality of pets can be a real challenge. I am particularly drawn to the eyes of animals as I think they are so telling about the nature of that animal and trying to capture the animal’s spirit in their eyes is a challenge that I relish.
I work mostly in pen and pencil however I love doing oil paints when I get the chance.
For as long as I can remember I have been drawing, both my parents are artists so being creative was greatly encouraged in our household.
Tell us about them I currently own two beautiful dumbo rats, Apollo and Hermes. They are cheeky little boys who love eating peanut butter and toast crusts.
I painted a 7 foot horse oil painting of a beautiful bay horse, which I thoroughly enjoyed painting as I love doing large paintings but rarely get the opportunity.
My love of science often comes into my art and my biggest inspiration is George Stubbs (1724 – 1806 English painter)in particular his anatomical studies of horses. I find anatomy really interesting and love looking at skulls and using this to help improve my drawings.
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