I 've enjoyed a great life and career as an artist and illustrator of the world of nature. Being out in the landscape with pencil, sketchbook and paints recording the power of wild nature is a joy. Boxing hares in our fields in Suffolk, for instance, never fail to thrill me. I have been lucky to have travelled widely. I've seen Toucans in the Costa Rican rain forest, Tiger on their reserves in India , the vast migrations of Godwits in New Zealand and the Wildebeest in Kenya.
I make lightning notes in the field and take them back to the studio to explore these in a variety of styles. I use watercolour, oils and printmaking. Sometimes, if the mood takes me, I model in clay, to be cast into bronze. My style can vary from small sketches which capture the essence of a Goldfinch to bigger watercolours and larger oil paintings. of classic species such as Red Deer, the Peregrine Falcon, the delightful Puffin and the elegant Barn Owl. In my compositions, I try to capture their movement , their changing colours, the light, weather and the landscape that the animals inhabit.
I have had numerous exhibitions in Britain and abroad and have written and illustrated many books and magazines on art, drawing wildlife and the countryside. I have participated in world wide art and conservation projects, including the Briebza marshes in Poland, Texel in the Netherlands and Extremadura in Spain with the Artists for Nature Foundation. My work for them is included in major books and publications. Recently I was invited to visit the fascinating dry forest of Dakatcha along the Kenyan coast to learn more about the need for its preservation.
Its a privilege to be an elected member of the Society of Wildlife Artists.
Living and working in glorious Suffolk for thirty years has been a major influence on my art. The birds, animals, rural spaces and wide estuaries are a never ending source of inspiration.