Friday, 28 March 2014

"Jengo" 24" x 36" Oil on linen Wildlife Artist of the Year

Jengo will be available at the Mall Galleries, London for this years David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year award.  Really honoured to have made the final again.  You can see the exhibition from June 2nd -7th 2014.

Friday, 26 April 2013

"Mosi" 24" x 36" Oil on Linen

"Mosi" has been short-listed for this years David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year!  The exhibition will take place at the Mall Galleries, London 3rd - 8th June 2013.  The full selection of work is available here

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

"Truffles" 20" x 24" Oil on Linen (SOLD)

I am really happy to tell you that my painting of a wild boar has been short-listed for this years BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year.  I went to see the boars earlier this year, a first for me.  It was great to see them foraging around in the woods.  Here are my favourites, the three amigos:

Thursday, 2 February 2012

"Boris" 20" x 30" Oil on canvas (SOLD)

Well its been a long time since I updated this blog, here is Boris from Chester Zoo, a very wise character I think.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Art in the Gardens

These two painting have been selected for inclusion in this years annual Art in the Gardens at Sheffield. Its the biggest of its kind in the North and will have thousands of artworks on display over the weekend starting September 3rd, well worth a visit;o)

 "Betty" 20" x 24" oil on canvas

"Piggy in the Middle" 20" x 30" Oil on canvas

I think the biggest thing for me as an artist is capturing the personalities of the animals and making it fun.  My experiments at the moment involve simplifying the drawings and adding more colour as I think this is the natural way for me to achieve what I want.  Im quite happy with these two paintings, but I seem to contradict myself regularly so things may change in the next few months!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011 awards

Last night was the preview evening and award ceremony for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011.  It was a real honour to be part of this exhibition and meet such talented artists.  There were fun pieces, abstract pieces and some incredibly realistic drawings and paintings.  The winner David Filer came all the way from Zimbabwe with his very powerful drawing of an elephant and her calf.  You can view the full exhibition on line here.  One of my favourites was a drawing entitled 'Mummy's Boy' by Susan Andrews, mainly because it really made me smile.  So go have a look;o)
The exhibition also included work by David Shepherd, Mandy Shepherd and Emily lamb.  It was great to see these originals in person.   I was also thrilled to meet David, who's work I have admired for so many years, and he was nice enough to have his picture taken.  My painting of 'Kitani' sold immediately which I am delighted with, and I got to meet the lovely couple who got it too!  50% of the proceeds go to support wildlife projects worldwide, for more information please visit