I have been a professional artist for most of my life. I originally trained at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and then later at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. I have worked in different media including dye on fabric, printmaking and drawing on paper, and painting on board and canvas.
Equestrian drawing is a natural skill which was strengthened and informed by my close experience of horses over a long period. I draw in an expressive, almost abstract style, using media such as charcoal and ink, which enable me to work with immediacy. The result is a simple and elegant piece of art which shows the essence of the horse, whether this is a portrait drawing or whether it shows the horse’s energy in movement.
In 2014 I was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Glasgow Art Club, and asked by Ilex Press, London, to write and illustrate a book which is now distributed world-wide and translated into different languages. I have also won an award for Best Drawing with the Society of Equestrian Artists, and I had a solo exhibition, “The Horse in the Heart” in Edinburgh in 2016. The Jockey Club purchased the rights to one of my drawings for use in a new development at Sandown Park racecourse.
My 2022 exhibition, “The Nature of the Horse” focuses on the intimate and private communication between horses that exists quite separately from the human world.
My book “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes” (Ilex/Octopus) was published in 2015. I now run popular e-courses and day workshops based on the method described in the book, exploring general art techniques and also specific detail on equine anatomy.
I love to meet people who enjoy my art and also enjoy sharing their experiences of art and of horses. I have missed this over the past two years owing to the cancellation of all plans and events, but am looking forward to events, courses and my exhibition in 2022.
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