About the artist

I have been painting animal portraits for many years and am a self-taught artist. I started painting in my mid-30s and have painted dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, squirrels, birds, and many other wildlife subjects!

I have written articles in art magazine Leisure Painter, giving step-by-step guidelines on painting animal portraits. Animals are my favourite painting subject but I also enjoy painting landscapes.

I have held workshops on painting animal portraits and hold a small art group in Italy, where I spend some months each year, whilst a greater part of the year  I spend in North Wales, another beautiful part of the world! The painting to the right is of a small medieval village near my house in Italy.

I don’t have a favourite medium, and paint in watercolour, pastel, acrylic or oil.