From my Easel to You
I grew up in England in a housing estate but surrounded by farms, I fell in love with horses at a very young age, it’s a love that has lasted and grown stronger over time. As a result I am primarily an equine artist but I also paint dogs, cats and other domestic animals, wildlife and the occasional human portrait. My portfolio has grown to include private commissions, original art, fine art prints and greeting cards.
I am mostly self-taught, I have found my way by watching other artists that I aspire to and by figuring out techniques that suit me. My favourite medium is acrylic, I enjoy the speed of this medium as it matches my quick thought process and speed at which I paint. I have an unending thirst to learn new things and have expended my skills to include pastels, colour pencils, graphite drawing and my latest obsession, scratch board.
My work now hangs with private clients and collectors Australia wide and overseas, in the United States, Canada, Germany, France and United Kingdom. I am lucky enough to have won or been a finalist in many art completions, both online and in person, I was also invited to show at the World Polo championships and the Emersion Exhibition at the Emirates, Wolgan Valley resort.
My paintings are often mistaken for photographs, however each painting goes far beyond a simple photo, with meticulous attention to detail. My animals hold you with their steady gaze, they evoke a strong emotional response, you can see their personality and soul which comes from my understanding of the individual animal, it comes from the heart with a passion for art that cannot be denied.
I live in the Noosa Hinterland with my two horses, Riv and Cass, my three dogs, Cloudy, Scrumby and Bailey, my two cats, Loui and Moe and my goose, Katie. There is never a dull day with them!
Thank you for taking the time to look around my web site, and to learn more about me. Please feel free to contact me, I love a chat!
2022 – Light Space and Time Open Exhibition
10th place overall – “Donkey”, Don’t be an Ass be a Donkey
7th place in the Painting and Other Category – “Donkey”, Don’t be an Ass, be a Donkey
Special Merit – “Look Beyond the Horizon
2022 – Light Space and Time 555, Summer Series
Honourable mention – “Splash”
Special Merit – “I’m so Purfect”
Special Recognition – “Fly Boy”
2022 – Light Space and Time, 11th All Women Exhibition
Special Merit – “Sea Horse”
2021 – Light Space and Time, 11th Animals Art Exhibition
Special Merit – “The Grey Mare”
Special Recognition – “Ginja Ninja”
2021 – Light Space and Time, 3rd 5-5-5 Art Exhibition
Hon Mention-Paint and other media -“The Cat Walk”
Special Merit – “A Long Day”
2020 – Finalist in the Bit Magazine Cover Competion, Europe
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary addition, achieving the top 5 entries and published inside the magazine – “Out of the Dark”
2020- Light Space and Time, 10th Animals Art Exhibition
Special Merit – “Stretch”
Special Recognition – “Winging It”
2019 – Winner of the top prize for the Kennelworth Art Prize – “A Long Day”
2019 – Finalist Mansfield Art Prize for Equine Artists –“An Alpine Dawn”
2018 – Invited to be part of the Emersion Exhibition at the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains
2017 – Invited to exhibit at the World Polo Championship held at the Sydney Polo Club
2021 – Double page spread featuring Reach Out in Reitsport Magazine, Germany
2020 – Artwork featured in Bit Magazine, Europe
2016 – Two page article in Horsewyse, Australia’s No 1 magazine for Young Horse Lovers
2008 – Invited to the Equine Calendar for the Saddlery Trading Company
Original Artworks Included at Art Shows & Exhibitions
MEET THE TEAM
I would like to introduce you to my wonderful team members, I could not manage without their love and support.
My name is Ted; I am the CEO, I am the one who is responsible for keeping this whole show on the road! For making sure Mum works hard to fulfil her commitment to you, to give you the most beautiful painting possible. I am also required to keep others (namely Cloudy and Scrumpy) from bothering her, to keep her company on my strategically placed bed and to also make sure she has breaks, mostly so I can get treats.
creative director & quality control
My name is Cloudy, I am the creative director, my role is to direct…. Creatively….. not really sure what that means but apparently I’m very good at it. I am also responsible for quality control, rest assured I constantly jump up on Mum’s lap while she is painting to make sure she is doing the best possible job for you. I also believe I’m the one in charge of quality control of the treats.
My name is Scrumpy, I am PR and Sales, I am excellent at my job just because once you look into my eyes, my chocolate muffin eyes, see only my eyes, you will just melt and I will be able to get you to do anything I want!! Although, I may have to work on my technique a bit, as it doesn’t seem to be working with Mum when I’m turning on my best chocolate muffin eyes to get the treats.
Hi my name is Riv, I am the apprentice. I am only young and have a lot to learn but one day I hope to take over the reins of mum’s business and my aim is to keep it all driving forward, but at the moment I am a bit of a dogsbody. I am learning a lot, how to play with a stick, how to put on my mud makeup just when mum wants to take my photo and how to play catch me if you can. Ted, Cloudy and Scrumpy are wonderful, they encourage me in everything I do. Mum says she is hoping I get there in the end.