I am a self taught artist living in Queensland Australia. I have always had a deep affection and love of animals and a love of drawing so combining the two was a natural progression. Animals have such soul and depth and I try to capture that in my painting.
I paint pet portraits on board (smoother than canvas allowing more fine detail) or on river rocks (something a little bit different). The river rocks are purchased from a landscape supplier and not taken from rivers or creeks. My preferred medium is acrylics (the only medium suitable for the rocks) but I have experimented with watercolours, pastels and coloured pencils.
Both the traditional portraits and rock portraits are painted from your photos so it is important to have a clear, close up shot of your pet. Check out my photo tips for a few helpful hints when taking your pics and also some FAQ's to help answer any questions you might have about ordering your portrait. Please visit my gallery page for examples of my work on both types of portraits.
I paint a huge variety of animals on rocks, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, pandas, penguins, seals, hippos, deers, turtles ... to name a few. Happy to create any animal on a rock for you ... just contact me and let me know what you are looking for.