From International make-up Artist to Wildlife Artist! Having worked on location for many years I have now changed from make-up brushes to hog and create paintings in oil rather than embellishing real life. Now residing in the beautiful, rural Kent/Sussex area, I work from my studio at home.
Having travelled extensively in India, Nepal, USA, Israel and Europe this is where I have got a lot of my inspiration and where I have actually been able to observe wildlife in the 'wild'. It is wildlife that inspires me the most now and I am hugely aware of the terrible problems these beautiful creatures are facing in the modern world. I hope that my work will go some way to bringing their beauty and fate to our attention.
I follow the amazing work being done by our local big cat conservation Charity, WHF and have been there on a photographic workshop to see these stunning cats. I work with Andy Porter, head photographer at WHF, and several other wildlife photographers who allow me to use their superb work for reference. It is so important to me to support conservation and I donate prints and work to this cause.
Many thanks to my dear Artist friend Mark Fisher for his invaluable tuition and advice.