(Born 1990) I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I developed an interest in oil painting at school and after completing a degree in philosophy went on to study sculpture, drawing and painting at the Florence Academy of Art from 2013-2016. It was there that I became fascinated by anatomy and physiology and since returning to the UK have been teaching fine art and working on commissions of varying scales and mediums. Whilst predominantly a portraitist, I am constantly relearning and developing new directions in subject and style. Having said that, horses and dogs are a consistent theme in my work and I enjoy using a strong light source to help me describe form, anatomy and atmosphere in a more painterly and sometimes abstracted way.
Animals are my key focus, a fact that’s not hindered by my own life long relationship with both dogs and horses. An acute understanding of their anatomy, muscle structure and movement is essential in my work.