ABOUT

 

I work as a wildlife artist, illustrator and designer. I trained at art school in Paris and London, finishing with a MA from The Royal College of Art in Illustration with an ecology emphasis in 1996. My portfolio includes work produced for publications as well as private commissions, and original artwork sold in group and solo exhibitions.

I am inspired by natural forms and in particular, the wild inhabitants of this world and our delicate co-existence with them. With natural forms, I like to crop closely or find unusual angles to abstract and to reveal in an unexpected way. My hope is that this new dimension creates reflection from the viewer.  Through my years of observation, I have been acutely aware that the balance that once existed between ourselves and the natural world is rapidly diminishing. My hope is that if we can celebrate all the beauties of the world, we may take more care to preserve them for future generations. We must remember that as the wilderness is diminshed, humanity is also diminished.

Exhibitions

2013  Fleming Gallery, TASIS England, Surrey -  In(sight) solo show

2004  Memery Crystal Gallery, London  - Group exhibition

2002  Space Gallery, London -  'Save The Rhino' Group Exhibition

2002  Coningsby Gallery, London - Fragments solo show

2001  London Zoo Gallery, Lonodn - Primart Group Exhibition on behalf of IPPL

2000  London Zoo Gallery, London  - Group Exhibition on behalf of WSPA

1999  Flextech Television Gallery, London - solo show

1997  Blamoral, Scotland  - Dian Fossey Ball Group Exhibition and Auction

1997  Christie's, London  - Wildlife Art Group Exhibition and Auction

1996  Lauderdale House, London - WSPA Group Exhibition

1996  London Zoo Gallery, London -  Save The Tiger Group Exhibition and Auction

1996  Royal College of Art, London - Masters Degree Show

 

Commissions and Awards

2010  World of Fine Wine - Cover Illustration

2007  Red Ape Project, Sabah, Borneo

2004 Environmental Learning Institute - Expedition Artist, Rescue and Rehab Centre, Napo River, Ecuador

2002  Tales of Indian Nights - Interior Illustrations, Barry Rose Publications

2001 Norton Rose Brochure - Illustrations, AGA Advertising Group Ltd

2001 Spells for Cats - Cover and interior illustrations, Kyle Cathie Publication

2000 25 Most Endangered Primates - Illustrations, Brush with Nature Production

1999 Touching Wildlife - Interior illustrations, Konemann Publication

1995 WWF - Expedition Artist, Okwango Rainforest, Nigeria/Cameroon

1995 Society of Wildlife Artists - Lloyds Bank Young Artists Travel Award

1994 City & Guilds of London Art School - Purdoe Watercolour Award and Illustration Prize

1994 The Bewick Society, London - Young Engraver Award

 

Education

1996  Royal College of Art, London - MA Illustration, Natural History and Ecology

1994  City & Guilds of London Art School - Illustrative Arts, First Class Hons 

1992  Parsons School of Design, Paris - BFA Illustration course

1990  University of California - 1st year of Fine Art BA course