Artist's Drawing and Inspiration

Beauty Everywhere

The United Kingdom was my birthplace. I qualified as a veterinary surgeon and emigrated to Australia with a young family some 30 years ago. Now, with the family grown (and flown the nest), I live in the foothills north of Melbourne surrounded by a native and rural environment – very conducive to developing a second career as an artist specialising in wildlife.

I have always enjoyed art, but my family and a scientific career pushed it to the background until we made the ‘tree change’. I tentatively started on this art path with classes in oils at Monsalvat in the Tonal Realism school in the late ’80s; but I moved on to discover the joy of pastels – their brilliance, their intensity – and above all the ease of stopping and starting in my busy life and the speed in which

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