BIO

WILDLIFE ART

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.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION

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. 

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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.