A BIT OF A SHAGGY DOG STORY…
THE MASTERY IS IN THE FINE DETAIL
Living with my young family in our busy house in Staffordshire and driven by a passion for great design and bold visually striking imagery I specialise in creating large, unique and finely detailed canine portrait art pieces for private clients.
EXPLORING ARTISTIC INFLUENCES
Influenced by photographers and artists such as Platon, Martin Schoeller and Drew Struzan I’ve always been fascinated by the fine details in portrait images. These subtleties can often reveal so much about the subject, who they are and the life they’ve lead. As such my work is born out of a desire to portray each of my subjects honestly, with larger than life, highly detailed contemporary images that give the viewer a strong sense of affinity and closeness to them.
My portraits are created directly from photographs taken during an initial photographic studio sitting with each subject. They’re not hand drawn or painted copies of the images but the original photographs themselves, moments captured and then meticulously refined into a completely unique composite portrait.
Largely self taught and working from my studio in Staffordshire I began my professional career undertaking pet portrait commissions for private clients. I want each of my unique portraits to truly convey an impression of what it’s really like to meet each of my canine subjects, and I feel extremely lucky to be able to work with these amazing, surprising dogs, the experience of which is always tremendous fun and hugely rewarding.
A DRIVEN CONCEPT
There’s a fine art to successfully capturing and exploring a subject. My philosophy is very simple, whilst completing original canine portrait commissions for my clients my passion is to craft emotive high end art pieces that truly celebrate each subject’s unique personality and natural individuality in unequalled detail. By working closely with skilled printers & framing professionals and crafting portraits that are an emotive mix of storytelling, design and creativity I aim to give the viewer the lasting opportunity to almost feel the texture of their dog’s coat on their fingertips as they look at my work on the wall of their family home for many years to come.