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. 

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. 

  • 2020

    British Vogue Magazine

    In May of 2020, I was approached by British Vogue to feature in their premium art campaign within the magazine. I featured in the September issue which was released on the 13th of August 2020.

  • 2020

    Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

    "The Future's in our Hands" was completed in 2018 in acrylics and measures 50 x 70 cm. This piece was created to highlight the troubles of the trophy hunting industry, particularly in South Africa. This painting featured in the 2020 Open Exhibition for a total of three months, which was held online as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • 2019

    Output Gallery, Hamilton Square

    My painting, "A Road to Survival" was on display at the opening of Output's new gallery space in Hamilton Square, Wirral.

  • 2019

    Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

    My paintings, "What's Occurring?" and "Don't Walk, Walk!" featured in the Spring exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum in Oxton, Wirral.

  • 2019

    Liverpool Art Fair

    "What's Occurring?" completed in 2015 in acrylics measures 26" by 14", and was featured in the 2019 Liverpool Art Fair exhibition at the Metquarter for a total of three months.

  • 2018

    New Ferry Butterfly Project

    In May of 2018, I was asked to paint a butterfly on the side of a building in New Ferry to symbolise the town's regeneration after a tragic explosion occurred in the area during 2017.

  • 2015

    National Exhibition of Wildlife Art

    My painting, "A Road to Survival", on display at the exhibition arena in South Wirral, Merseyside.

    Painted in acrylics and measuring 26" by 14", the final piece is mounted in a solid oak wood frame.

  • 2015

    Teenage Entrepreneur Market, Stoke

    I took the opportunity to take a sizeable stand at a busy shopping location in Stoke-on-Trent, where I exhibited and offered for sale many of my original pieces and prints.

  • 2012

    Williamson Art Gallery Spring Exhibition

    For this competition, I entered a piece that I had completed whilst at school. Inspired by the artwork of Jason Morgan, I used acrylic paints to depict the majesty of a silver back gorilla. 

  • 2012

    Diamond Jubilee Liverpool "Live Art" Competition

    One piece, completed on location over 20 hours, to portray the celebration of HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the city of Liverpool. 

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