I am a self-taught wildlife and pet portrait artist living in Cornwall with over 20 years’ experience. I have been drawing and painting for as long as i can remember, my fascination with wildlife started at a young age. I remember sketching all of the different species of birds that visited my parents’ garden when I was young, trying to encourage the blackbirds into the kitchen for a snack.
I specialise in beautiful and unique hand drawn pastel portraits of your dog, horse, cat or any other pet you may have – created simply from your favourite photographs. I also offer portraits of your children using graphite on vellum paper. If you are interested in commissioning a portrait please get in touch.
The highest quality materials are used to create your portrait.
Please feel free to browse my portfolio here
Paintings on slate
Painting on reclaimed slate came by chance, a lady I met had a German Shepherd who had just passed away and she wanted to do something to remember him by on his grave. So I suggested a memorial on slate, cut to size and varnished to preserve the look. I find slate excellent to work on, the weathered grain enhances the finished painting.
Slates are varnished with exterior varnish and they can be displayed outside, though I do recommend a sheltered position.
You can see examples of my slate paintings here
Prices for slates can be seen here on the pricing and ordering page.
I have some slates on sale at Treasure, Penzance, Perranporth Gallery and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, their website can be viewed here.
I am also a member of the Society for all Artists and an active member of Newquay Art’s Society
For Framing, I use Atishoo Gallery in Charlestown, Cornwall
You can view their website here