The Artist

"When I draw wildlife the eyes are what I notice first. They mesmerise me. Once I have drawn the eyes the rest of my work follows. I aspire to show not just an "animal" but a living , breathing being who shows intelligence and has feelings - who belongs to a family and plays a critical role within our ecology that balances our intricate web of life.   "
Portrait of artist  | Member of Artists for Conservation

Before I start, I take time to connect with the animals and imagine being in their world - to listen to them so I can tell their story. I take all the time and care I need to perfect each mark I make. This is my way of honouring their story, their truth and their innocence. It’s a slow and deliberate process that unfolds one stroke at a time. When I draw I feel a respect so deep I can barely describe it. 

After the devastating bush fires in 2019 and early 2020 in my home country of Australia I was invited to participate in "100 Artworks for a Koala  - Konservation Project" through non-profit organisation Living With Koalas. 100 Australian based artists will provide an original artwork relating to koalas. This is an auction led event on an international scale where funds generated will be used for awareness programmes and school visits as well as funding LWK koala food tree nurturing and planting programme. We are awaiting to hear when the event will be held once Covid restrictions have eased.

 

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