About the Artist
In representing animals, birds and insects I wish to convey my admiration for Nature.
I see in them animal personalities and creature characters. I like my images to be direct, simple, bold and eloquent, reflecting their distinctive habits and habitats, wild or domestic, be it a frog or puffin, crow, horse, jaguar or rooster. I try to do my work in an honest straightforward way. Birds & insects have a freedom we all envy. If we can show animals some respect and love, surely they will respond alike.
Bestiaries go back to medieval times. Artists from Leonardo to Toulouse Lautrec & Saul Steinbery have produced their own bestiaries. I admire Paragon Press’s Scottish Bestiary which included prints by Bellany, McLean & Wiszniewski, and an animal book by William Nicholson.