announcement · art · bird · competition winner · exhibition · hornbill · wildlife portrait

A&I Artist of the Year Exhibition is next week!

Less than a week to go until the Artist & Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year 2015 exhibition! This is the final reminder I will be posting about the People’s Choice award, if people could send a vote my way and/or share this with their friends I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much… Continue reading A&I Artist of the Year Exhibition is next week!

art · photography · wildlife portrait

Delving into wildlife photography

Wildlife photography is something that has always fascinated me – especially bird photography – but it has always been something that has been beyond my reach. After being stuck with my little Fujifilm FinePix compact camera for 8 years, getting more and more frustrated with its lacklustre zoom and slow shutter speed, I finally took… Continue reading Delving into wildlife photography

art · bird · wildlife portrait · work in progress

New work-in-progress wildlife piece!

This week I started on a brand new wildlife piece! I am so excited to finally begin this one. I’ve really missed drawing birds and have had my sights set on this reference photo for quite some time. The title of this piece will be “A Long Way Down”. Reference photo used with permission from… Continue reading New work-in-progress wildlife piece!

announcement · art · bird · competition winner · exhibition · flowers · hornbill · wildlife portrait · work in progress

Please vote for me for Artist & Illustrators Artist of the Year!

The good news just keeps coming at the moment, I can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed! My coloured pencil piece “Knobbed Hornbill” has made it into the top 50 shortlist for the Artist & Illustrators Magazine Artist of the Year 2015 Exhibition! I can’t believe my eyes! It seems to be the only pencil… Continue reading Please vote for me for Artist & Illustrators Artist of the Year!

announcement · commissions · competition winner · exhibition · pet portrait · wildlife portrait

Colored Pencil Magazine and Colors of Humanity Winner!

I’m so excited and proud to announce that my artwork “Knobbed Hornbill” came 7th in the Colored Pencil Magazine Annual Competition! You can find me in the November 2015 issue of the Colored Pencil Magazine and in their 2016 Calendar. I’m so unbelievably happy right now! 😀 Congrats to all the other winners! My pieces… Continue reading Colored Pencil Magazine and Colors of Humanity Winner!

art · wildlife portrait

Spain adventures and a new coloured pencil work!

I went on holiday to south Spain with my family last week so the updates have been a little on the quiet side, but I’m back in chilly old England now so I can get back to finishing that german shepherd portrait! I also took plenty of photos while I was in Spain including numerous… Continue reading Spain adventures and a new coloured pencil work!

art · walkthrough · wildlife portrait

Finished Knobbed Hornbill Portrait and Progress Shots

Pulled an all-nighter last night to get my Knobbed Hornbill portrait finished in time before my September commission and personal projects. This portrait has been a bit of a struggle and has taken me much, much longer to finish than I expected, but I’m glad I pushed myself to get it finished in the end.… Continue reading Finished Knobbed Hornbill Portrait and Progress Shots

ACEOs · wildlife portrait · work in progress

Look out – it’s summer time! Busy day job, ACEOs and Product reviews.

I’m still alive! It’s been a busy few months for me lately. I probably haven’t mentioned this before, but my day job is working at a boarding kennels. During the summer months we get very, very busy which has been impacting both the time I get to work on art and the carpel tunnel in… Continue reading Look out – it’s summer time! Busy day job, ACEOs and Product reviews.

pet portrait · wildlife portrait

Hornbill Work In Progress and Toto Portrait Update!

Apologies for the lack of updates, I really need to update this blog more often to keep up with my instagram and facebook accounts! I’ve just made a start on a 29 x 20.5cm portrait of a hornbill. I saw a photo on wildliferencephotos.com and felt a flash of inspiration! I just had to draw… Continue reading Hornbill Work In Progress and Toto Portrait Update!