I think it’s fair to say we’ve all become more aware of the natural world in recent years. Perhaps in part thanks to the astonishing programmes made by Sir David Attenborough, bringing us up close with some of the most amazing creatures and environments on our planet. Not just the beauty of them, but their struggles too (anyone remember the scene of the Iguanas being chased by killer snakes in Planet Earth II?)
One thing that I’ve always been inspired by is the emotional connection between animals, and how ‘human’ those emotions appear. If you own a dog or cat, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Your pet has probably had their bouts of being playful, happy, sad, or maybe they’ve acted all coy when the dustbin’s been raided! I love exploring those same emotions in the wider animal kingdom through my art. Showing the tender connection between a mother lion and her cub, the simple playfulness between two siblings, or the rivalry between alpha males. It is my hope that my animal art helps you feel a connection to the natural world, and an empathy for the animals that live in it.