About the Artist
As ecologist and artist I spend a lot of time looking closely at tiny details and subtle differences in shape and colour.
It is the close up details of that small world that I am drawn to as an artist.
I hope to evoke in people that that fascination they felt as a child when they caught sticklebacks in gravelly streams and first learned to tell a peacock butterfly from a tortoiseshell.
Aa time when woods and fairy folk caught their imagination before age stole away the wonder.
Selling occasional pet portraits from 2002, I went professional in 2012. I took a 3 year break from early 2017 and in early 2020 relaunched, in the process taking my work down a more creative avenue that delved further into my interest in Pagan Art and Wildlife Art.
I have been interested in wildlife and other animals as a subject matter since I could first hold a crayon, learning to identify birds and insects as I copied them from books.
I studied art at GCSE and A Level but in further and higher education focused on my interest in nature. I studied countryside management, wildlife conservation and environmental management up to Masters Level before training as an ecologist.
I'm also well known in the pagan and folk worlds as a singer songwriter and the lead singer of Spriggan Mist. Check out my work in the Links page.