UNIQUE AND HYPER DETAILED CANINE, EQUINE AND WILDLIFE PORTRAIT ART BY GREGORY DAY
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 hyper detailed and exclusive animal portrait art pieces.
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 contemporary images that give the viewer a strong sense of affinity and closeness to them.
Working from my Staffordshire studio I want each of my one of a kind portraits to truly convey an impression of what it’s like to meet each of my subjects, and I feel extremely lucky to be able to work with these amazing, surprising animals, the experience of which is always tremendous fun and hugely rewarding.
A DRIVEN CONCEPT
There’s a fine art to successfully exploring a subject. My philosophy is very simple, whilst completing original animal portrait commissions for my clients my passion is to craft emotive high end art pieces that truly celebrate each subject’s extraordinary personality and natural individuality.
By working closely with skilled printers & framing professionals and crafting portraits with an emotive mix of storytelling, design and creativity I give the viewer the opportunity to almost feel the texture of their best friend’s coat on their fingertips as they look at my work on the wall of their family home.
PRIVATE COMMISSIONS – THE MASTERY IS IN THE FINE DETAIL
Each of my commissioned canine / equine portraits are created directly from high definition photographs that I take during an initial sitting with my subject. They’re not hand drawn or painted copies of the images but the original photographs themselves meticulously refined into a one-off completely unique hyper detailed composite portrait using an organically developed artistic process. This allows me to explore each of my subjects with honest, lifelike and tactile portraits that accurately capture and celebrate every single hair and precious physical characteristic in unequalled detail.