Since 2003 I’ve been based in the beautiful small county of Kinross-shire, Scotland. The move to Scotland from Hampshire, inspired me to return to painting.
I have enjoyed painting for as long as I can remember, and studied art to A Level at college. I picked up the paint brushes on and off over the years. Naturally, after I had become the proud owner of my first dog in 2004, I discovered a love of painting pets. When I was made redundant in 2005, a new career was instinctively born.
That first wonderful dog was Corbie, a chocolate Labrador, and my artistic inspiration. In early 2017, Logie joined Corbie. Sadly, Corbie passed away on Christmas Day 2017, aged 13, and is much missed.
When I’m not painting, I love training my dog. In 2020 I started trick training with Logie and we have gained our Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert Trick Dog titles. We have also gained our Foundation and Bronze levels of the CHUK Online Good Hoopers Awards.
From 2014 to 2017 I volunteered with the RSPB, helping to keep watch over a pair of White-tailed Eagles. I had a selection of my White-tailed Eagle artwork on display at the RSPB Sea Eagle Festival in 2017, celebrating 10 years since the East of Scotland reintroduction. I love to watch these amazing birds whenever I can.
One of my favourite ways to relax is watching wildlife, learning about species and their habits. I’ve spent many hours in the company of nature, and aim for my love of the natural world to show through in my paintings.