If you're quick, you can catch an exhibition of my wildlife art at Café Moroc, Rochester High Street, until the end of September. It features my detailed drawings of animals and birds: prints and originals are available.
My artwork is the result of my passion for the natural world: an attempt to explore its beauty and fragility through the most detailed pencil drawings. The drawings are an attempt, through hours of painstaking work in the studio, to forge a long-lost connection to our animal cousins: the most vital living embodiments of Mother Nature.
When I spend hours and hours drawing a subject, I feel I come to know them as an individual. I want that animal’s existence to be acknowledged: This is a creature who has his or her own subjective life experience, their own story - joys and sorrows (including, in some cases, their own captivity in zoos as exhibits). I want to communicate how each animal’s existence is as important to him or her, as ours is to ourselves and for us to value that accordingly.
The exhibition is on at Café Moroc, 365 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1DA until 29th September.