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Fine Art, Oil Paintings, Graphite and Charcoal

"I am fascinated by the natural world, the beauty of wildlife and humanity.  I love looking closely at both them, and their relationship with one another.  I like to think that I help people see detail that they may not have seen before" 

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Jackson's Painting Prize 2017 - Longlisted

Ken Bromley Cover competition in 2018 - Shortlisted

Jackson's Painting Prize 2019 - Long listed

Ken Bromley Cover competition in 2019 - Shortlisted - Highly Commended Award

TALP Open Patching's Art Competition 2019 - Highly Commended Award

UK Artist Exhibition 2020

Creates Emerging Artist Award 2020 - People's Choice Award

David Shepherd Artist of the year 2020 - Finalist

Artists For Painted Dogs Exhibition 2021 - Highly Commended

Sketch For Survival exhibition 2021 - Invitational Artist

VIP Leaders Lounge at the COP26 Climate Change Summit in Glasgow - Selected Artist

UK Artist Exhibition 2022

Artists For Painted Dogs Exhibition 2022

Sketch For Survival exhibition 2022 - Invitational Artist

The British Art Prize 2022 - Finalist

Sketch For Survival, Oxo Gallery London

17-20th Nov 2022

The British Art Prize, Oxo Gallery London

25-27th Nov 2022

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About Me

I am an professional artist, born in London. I moved to Bedfordshire during my childhood and it was at this time I realised a passion for drawing and painting. 
I am self-taught and driven by my admiration of nature and its elegance. Working predominantly in oil paint, charcoal and pencil. I uses precise and deliberate strokes to produce representational pieces of work.  My pencil and charcoal studies concentrate on movement and texture, whilst my oil paintings are showing detail, depth and the characteristics of the subject.  I love to use wooden panels and aluminium to create my artwork, painting several layers of detail. 
My recent work concentrates on the natural world and showing how precious it is. I often use golds and rich colours in my paintings depicting beauty.  I believe that gold is often associated with compassion and love, which is what I hope the viewer can see in my work.  The gold also represents a material glamour and grandeur, I try to show that people can live without objects but we can not live without nature.
I really feel that putting both on one painting highlights just how magnificent wildlife is and push's the animal to the forefront. 



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