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"My highest priority when portraying a subject is to capture its consciousness. This is important to me, birds and animals are seldom random or vague, they are focused on their world with real intensity. It is this intensity I want to capture. When you encounter a wild thing in its own habitat there is a moment where you regard it and it regards you and the rest of the world just becomes background. That is a very real and special connection and one I want to share through my art."
I was born in England and have had a passion for both art and wildlife from a very young age. I'm a self confessed 'bird-nerd' an interest that was kindled in my childhood during long walks with my parents.
My first experience of pristine wilderness came when I worked at a Safari lodge in the Kafue River Reserve in Zambia, surrounded by stunning riverine forest and some of Africas most spectacular wildlife.
Continuing my love for the wilder places of the planet I later relocated to the Kootenay region of British Columbia where I lived for nine years, before relocating to the South Shore of Nova Scotia in 2016. I consider myself very lucky to share my back yard with deer, bears, coyotes and racoons - not to mention a huge variety of birds.
I worked for most of my career in graphic design and illustration, having established a successful agency while in England. During that time I had also been constantly developing my skills as an artist until I took the plunge and committed to my art full time. Since then I haven't looked back. Why would I? I have the best job in the world!
Making friends is often the best part of this job!