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About

I am a self taught artist with a passion for painting, I love what I do and cannot think of anything better than producing a finished painting that brings pleasure to many people.
My paintings are studies rather than contemporary in style, and ensure that on each portrait I capture the personality of the subject. I am open to paint your special pet or a competition show animal or a special person.

I paint in oils or pastels as a general rule, working principally from photographs in the comfort of my studio, as animals are not always the most obliging to keep still and draw or paint from.

With the many techniques and methods available, such as fat over lean, impasto and palette knife, I choose to work using simple glazes, whereby a thin layer of paint or pastel is put down and built up over time. JMW Turner used this method and I think it has a very good effect.