A quick Shaggy Dog Story…
…I’m a professional pet portrait artist. Living with my young family in our busy house in Staffordshire and driven by a passion for bold, visually striking imagery I specialise in creating unique, finely detailed canine pet portrait art pieces for private clients.
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 as these subtleties can often reveal so much about the subject, who they are and the life that they’ve lead. As such I seek to portray each of my subjects honestly, with larger than life, highly detailed images that give the viewer a strong sense of affinity and closeness to them.
Largely self taught and working from my studio in South 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.
Whilst completing pet portrait commissions for clients my passion is to craft unique high end art pieces that truly celebrate each subject’s natural individuality, whilst allowing the viewer the lasting opportunity to almost feel the texture of their favourite dog’s coat on their fingertips as they look at my work on the wall of their family home.
New for 2019: An exciting range of original canine wall art, clothing, homeware and gifts based on my new MISCHIEF portrait project are now available to buy from my online REDBUBBLE store.