After graduating in scientific illustration in 1985, I worked as an illustrator specialising in portraying nature. As well as illustrating, for many years I have enjoyed sharing my knowledge of drawing, painting, and fascination with nature as a lecturer in scientific illustration.
Now working in Lancashire as a wildlife artist, my practice draws inspiration from the wildlife and surrounding countryside from which I create narratives of birds in their habitat. I am fascinated by the interplay of light, texture, and colour in intimate, frequently overlooked features of the landscape. My art continues to evolve as I explore artistic technique, and increase my understanding of nature in the landscape. This is in contrast to my studies of endangered species in which I typically omit any sense of environment, choosing instead to focus on portraying the individual, often as a monochrome study.
Throughout my career I have exhibited in many exhibitions both here in the UK and the USA, regularly winning awards for my work.