"Away, away, from men and towns,
To the wild wood and the downs,
To the silent wilderness,
Where the soul need not repress its music."
Percy Shelley, (1792-1822), "To Jane, The Invitation," c.1820
Inspired by British wildlife and the intricate details of its habitats, I attempt to breath life into my drawings and paintings.
As a lecturer in countryside management with a deep understanding of ecology, I seek to convey a realistic impression of species as they would behave in the British landscape. Each species represented is considered a native of this country, and many are at risk of decline as a result of changing land use, urbanisation and a changing climate.
Within these pages I aim to not only offer a creative re-creation of our beautiful fauna and flora but also insight into the problems species encounter.
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin."
(1564-1616), Troilus and Cressida.
About the Artist
My time spent as a gamekeeper in Mid Wales nurtured my passion for the Welsh countryside. Now a lecturer in Countryside Management, specialising in ecology-based subjects, I have developed a strong theoretical understanding of species. This practical and theoretical training, together with years of surveying wildlife, enables the creation of realistic artwork using the mediums of pencil and acrylic.