Artist based in Derbyshire, England
I grew up in Derbyshire where I currently live and work.
Having graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Textile Design, I went on, along with many graduates, to do a series of completely unrelated jobs.
Luckily, I decided to pack a sketchbook in my suitcase on a trip to New Zealand - which, after a year or two of little practice - inspired me to draw again.
Being a huge animal lover, I came home with the idea of creating pet portraits and wildlife drawings, and bought a tin of expensive coloured pencils to confirm this. In order to create a life-like and characterful image, I capture the subject in minute detail, as apparently I have the patience of a saint. I’m a little obsessed with my dog Archie, and spend way too much of my day pandering to this high maintenance canine and talking to him in a stupid voice.
Booking your own pet portrait with me is very simple and makes the perfect gift - just send me your favourite pet photos and I’ll do the rest.