I live in Yorkshire, England, with my husband, our two boys and Italian Spinone Coco. We’re lucky to have some beautiful countryside on our doorstep and enjoy walks in the local woods and hills.
Studying Architecture as a mature student opened my eyes to the creative process, and following my degree I worked in different roles including architecture, garden design and exhibition design. A life-drawing class re-awakened the childhood need to draw and draw, and inspired by a friend’s gorgeous Whiplington, Buddy, I decided to focus on painting and drawing dogs. I wanted to create dog portraits that had something a little different about them, and aim to capture the character of each individual dog with emotion rather than sentimentality. I connect with each dog I paint and the eyes are always a big focus for me, they tell you so much about how the dog is feeling.
I take great care over each portrait and hope to create both a good likeness of your dog and an original piece of art for your home. Please take a look at my portfolio for some examples of my work.