‘ I bring your photos to life in paintings that will touch your heart!’
I’m an award winning artist and business and I live in a rural environment at Quorrobolong near the Watagan Mountains in the Hunter Valley NSW.
I’ve been specialising in portraits of pets , people and animals for 18 years and I can provide a complete service from taking suitable photographs ( local enquiries ) , painting your portrait or scene and finishing with a quality frame. All you need do to commission a painting is tell me your ideas.
My aim is to give you the best portrait possible – one that is better than your photo not just a likeness but with colour and life!
I create custom canvas’s and boards to best suit each portrait giving you maximum portrait and minimum background.If you would like your pet in a setting I will create the best shaped portrait to get the effect you are after.
I can custom frame your portrait so it is stunning and ready for the great unveiling!
You provide the photos and then just plan the great unveiling!
I paint all subjects in Pastel , Mixed Media & Oil paint and my artworks are held in collections interstate and overseas.
You can purchase my original artworks direct from my website with Paypal. They all come with a 14 day satisfaction guarantee.
I paint traditional oil landscapes with a delicate yet colourful style.
Do you have a place you love?
I can paint from suitable photos or if you are local I can come and take some or set up my easel and create your painting at your place!
A bit more about me.
I’m a professional full time portrait artist who loves the outdoors , nature and animals.
I’ve been drawing animals since I was a child and people tell me I have a skill in capturing their essence. I feel I have a connection with nature and animals.
As well as horseriding I love bushwalking, sailing, kayaking, cycling and sailboarding .
I live on an acreage with my partner and about 100 semi tame kangaroos, and my horse Zeuss who I’ve had for 17 years.As a horse owner and rider who plays with dressage I know about horse anatomy and what’s desirable for a great portrait of both horse and rider.
Read more about Zeuss
Zeuss and I have had a rocky history.He used to buck me off regularly but this was good in a way as it got me interested in natural horsemanship ( groundwork) and getting lessons so I could better stay on!
It took a while but with some professional retraining , education for both Zeuss & I we now both get along pretty well! He’s actually practically a pushbutton horse these days.. at least on the ground. None of this tying up and pushing around for us.. just body language and a few signals with a good boy at the end..
He now understands leg aids mean do something and not ‘ argh! she’s out to get me!!”
Reaching 24 years of age has probably slowed him down a little too – until he thinks something is going to eat him and then he thinks he’s a 2 year old..grr
Here’s a few photos of Zeuss & I, local wildlife and me at play and in my studio at ‘work.’
Zeuss & I get along well these days.
Bushwalking in the Hunter Valley
Sailboarding on Lake Macquarie