I am a Norfolk based wildlife and pet portrait artist and I adore what I do. I have a passion for drawing, not just for copying a photograph but for bringing out a character and personality through my art.
I work in pen and ink, with charcoal for shading. Take a look at some examples of my portraits on the homepage. These include some comparisons to the original reference photos.
If you would like to inquire about a bespoke commission, please don't hesitate to get in touch. My prices start from £180 for a single portrait on A4 and £200 for a single portrait on A3. I work from good quality photographs, ideally digital.
I can present your portrait mounted and backed ready for framing (included in the price), or I can frame it for you in a black frame for an additional £15.
Lead times vary so please allow plenty of time especially at peak times such as Christmas. Portraits take me on average 20 - 25 hours, and being a mum to two young children, I allow a week per portrait.
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME...
I spent my childhood in France, mainly around world class horses and riders. Dad was in the Cadre Noir in Saumur for over 20 years so I would get to see the shows, ride the horses, and generally have a lot of fun. I started riding in a small french pony club and then took up vaulting at the Cadre Noir. My grandfather was a fabulous artist and we spent many hours together drawing and visiting Parisian Art galleries. We admired the Impressionist movement and classical art. He taught me the importance of understanding the anatomy of your subject in order to accurately represent what you are drawing.
I moved to England at the age of 12, my passion for art always shone through at school. Out of school I had the privilege of owning my first pony. I loved riding, and progressed through the years into dressage following in my parents footsteps. Mum was also a world class rider having represented her country on several occasions, she has also trained a multitude of international and Olympic riders.
I finished my school years and decided to pursue my passion for art. I completed a Foundation Diploma in Art at the Norwich School of Art, followed by a BA Honors Degree in Fashion at the Surrey institute of art and design.
My early career was in fashion design, over the years I have been the fashion director of two sportswear and lifestyle brands.
In 2014 I had my first Daughter, Millie. Closely followed by my second daughter, Lexie, in 2015. The time to refocus my career and make my dream a reality had come. I now have my own business, doing something I feel passionate about, something I can fit around my mum time, something I am immensely proud of and I cannot wait to see how things grow and develop in years to come.