Since I was a young boy, pencil drawing has piqued my interest. I would consistently pick up the most recent football magazine or my favourite comic book on Saturdays and try to draw the players and super heroes I had just seen.
My enjoyment of the artistic creation process increased as the likeness of my boyhood heroes improved. I kept honing my love of art throughout high school and college, and in 2008 I received a Fine Art BA Honours from Kingston University.
I enjoy the simplicity of pencil art. Relying on the subjects’ fundamental tones and textures to capture a likeness and spirit.
My Love for Nature and Wildlife
I’ve always had a strong passion for nature and wildlife. In Britain, we are extremely fortunate to be able to open our windows and doors and be surrounded by a wide variety of different animals, birds, insects, and plants.
From strolls through the forest and along the coast to the ease of hearing a bird sing in the morning. I’ve discovered that nature can be a very effective tool for reducing daily stress.
I’ve recently started drawing wildlife in order to learn more about the magnificent creatures and natural world that share our planet with us. I want my work to promote mindfulness and remind us of how important our relationship to the planet is.
My Love of Portraiture
I think that any good portrait should capture a likeness of the subject, and while my work does have a touch of realism, I also want it to be as true to the medium of pencil as possible.
I want the viewer to notice the distinctive marks that can only be produced by graphite on paper. I want them to notice the smudges and marks that are left behind. I see this as a description of the process, while reassuring the viewer that it is a hand-drawn work of art and not an exact replica of a photograph.
My pencil portraits aim to convey a sense of warmth and joy, showcasing each subject’s unique personality to its fullest.