My fascination for the natural world started at a very early age, and my love of animals has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
During my senior years at Birkenhead High School for Girls (2006- 2013), I developed a deep passion for drawing and painting, and art became the central focus of my studies. I was truly inspired by wildlife artists such as David Shepherd and Jason Morgan, and wildlife art became the main theme of all my work.
Following on from my A'Levels, I was awarded a place at Staffordshire University, UK, to study Fine Art, and decided to defer my degree until 2014 so that I could travel to the Far East during my gap year.
Whilst in Thailand in early 2014, I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at Kanchanaburi Safari & Rescue Centre, taking care of their orphaned and rescued animals.
Studying Fine Art at university enabled me to gain a clearer perspective on my future career. Having spent time working directly with threatened species, I realised that I wanted to combine my art with studies in the conservation of wildlife.
After having completed a year at Staffordshire University, I decided to change courses and in 2016 began my degree in Wildlife Conservation at Liverpool John Moores University. In 2020 I graduated with a 1st Class Honours Wildlife Conservation degree.
My degree was both fascinating and enlightening as it enabled me to develop a deeper understanding of the animals I love to paint and draw. In my artwork, I try to focus on capturing the expressions or emotions of an individual. In recent months I've have been particularly enjoying using pastels to create vibrant pieces of wildlife art.
During my travels across Asia and Africa, I came into close proximity with many animals both wild and captive.
My artwork depicts a mixture of both, where I often try to create pieces that either illustrate the threats species are facing in the wild or highlight the beauty of an individual, including both well-known and lesser-known species.
EXHIBITIONS, COMPETITIONS & FEATURES
Over the past eight years, I have exhibited my work and entered into recognised competitions within the UK.