I’ve always been fascinated by animals and wildlife in general, and over the past few years have been drawing different species a bit obsessively. One of my favourite parts of the process is researching and sketching my subjects – as it means I get to learn loads of interesting facts and quirks about the animal to help me develop each creature’s character. I find the observation element of drawing allows me a deeper physical understanding and appreciation of each subject. Its this straight-up awe of the rich diversity of life on Earth that inspires me to draw and paint, and is at the heart of what I try to communicate in my work.
It also means I have a valid excuse to watch videos of animals on youtube. Not just cats acting like buffoons. Although that’s usually where I’ll end up.
I tend to work with fine line pens, inks, gouache paint, watercolour pencils and paints and sometimes a bit of acrylic on hot pressed acid free cotton paper. My giclee prints are made with professional pigment inks on archival quality 100% cotton paper, and all my cards and envelopes are produced using 100% recycled stock.
Many of my prints come complete with a card containing some of the interesting facts and information I gather in my process that I hope will interest others as much as me.
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