Since childhood I've been an enthusiast of the natural world. I aim to create an authoritative and at the same time artistic rendition of my subjects. Drawn to compositional ideas that incorporate dramatic weather conditions or lighting effects I strive to capture wildlife encounters made all the more "magical" by the elements.
From the thrill of my wildlife encounters flow my inspirations. I spend considerable time observing the animals. I believe that an in-depth knowledge of my subjects is paramount and utilise every means I can think of to understand my subjects more fully.
A substantial proportion of the time spent on a painting may be devoted to the preparatory compositional drawings. I create a large drawing, the elements of which are all on separate pieces of paper. I then move around or replace sketches with alternatives, exploring many options until I realise the one that I consider to be the most promising.