I have been interested in Art & Photography since a young child.
I studied Art & Design and Photography at School and college and wanted to become a professional Photographer & Artist but life gets in the way sometimes.
Fifteen years ago a friend asked me if I would draw his dog for him, I wanted to capture the beautiful colours of the Liver and White Springer Spaniel and I popped into my local Hobbycraft and bought a set of soft pastels and some pastel paper. For the following 6 years I pretty much drew all my friends pets and then I started to take commissions.
I was also given a step up into the Professional Photography world when I was offered the chance to work with an already established Wedding Photography company and I honed my trade with them for the next five years. Although camera’s haven’t changed much in the past twenty years the processing side of things have, luckily I love working with computers and took some college courses and trained myself to post process my images. During that time I met with Paul Fears and it turned out that we had set our businesses around the same and were looking to work with other photographers. Paul had never worked a wedding (he now loves them) and I was interested in helping him with some of his events and commercial work. The rest is history 🙂
Here are three of my recent dog portraits in oils.