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 my subject's personality and emotion through my art.
I work in pen and ink, with charcoal or pastel 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 enquire about a bespoke commission, please don't hesitate to get in touch. My contact details are below.
I am also available for collaborations with brands across a wide range of industries including but not limited to fashion, homewares, and travel. Please get in touch if you would like to work with me on a project.
You can also buy my work at The Garden House art gallery, Cromer, Norfolk
Finalist in the 2021 Wildlife Artist of the Year (BBC/ DSWF)
Shortlisted for Holt Festival Art Prizes 2022 (Adrian Hill Fine Art, Holt, Norfolk)
A BIT MORE ABOUT ME...
I spent my childhood in France, mainly around the amazing horses and riders of the Cadre Noir in Saumur. My dad was a rider in the Carde Noir for over 20 years so I would spend a lot of time around the stables, climbing hay bales, behind the scenes at the performances, I was very lucky to ride the horses, and I generally had a lot of fun. I started riding in a small French pony club and even did vaulting at the Cadre Noir (I was never much good but it provided years of fun!).
My grandfather was a fabulous artist and I adored him. We spent many hours together drawing and visiting Parisian Art galleries. We admired the Impressionist movement and classical art. He mainly painted animals and portraits in gouache. He taught me so much especially 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. Mum also rode and 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 Honours Degree in Fashion at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design.
My early career was in fashion design, over the years I have been the fashion design manager 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.