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 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 a lot in 2020 owing to the cancellation of all plans and events, but I hope for a better year in 2021. Please get in touch via this website on email@example.com, and watch out for future updates