It started with a butterfly!
This simple pencil sketch, did literally start a journey I would never have expected. To find out why, grab a tea or coffee and have a quick read below as I share my story with you
Residing in the West Midlands, in the heart of the UK, I work from my studio at home.
Life often throws many things at us, both good and bad. For me, I use those events to then inspire an image that I want to paint. It is form of therapy I guess in a way. It helps me conclude a chapter, or resolve an emotion, and leave a lasting reminder in the form of art. I see it a little like a tattoo of life's journey.
We all tread different paths but we all experience the same emotions and go through similar highs and lows. Because of this, I try and create art work that reflects those journeys we take. We often hang photos on our walls of memories we treasure or keep them in a box under the bed. I would like to transfer what we would have in photos into a unique art form that reminds you of what you have accomplished, or brings back memories of a loved one and many other emotions we can relate to.
Along with the emotional connection I try and portray, I am also proud to offer a percentage of all sales to conservation work through various programmes to help protect the critically endangered animals of our world.
I have to thank my wife for everything I have achieved. I can honestly say if it was not for her, then I would not be doing what I do today. A quick story (if I may),.....When we first met, at a point when I realised this was the person I wanted to share my life with, I drew a quick pencil sketch of a butterfly (see above), it only took a few minutes, but my wife seemed impressed and nagged me to draw more and re-ignite my passion. So I did, and long story short-here I am today.
Having sold my artwork in many galleries across the UK, some before they were even finished, I can honestly say I feel humbled by the applauding feedback I get and the success I have achieved so far.
I won't ever forget who I have to thank for that though. It's stories like this that make the perfect painting!
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Thank you for being a part of my journey, if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't be doing what I love.