I create realistic art for a living because I like the challenge of it. In trying to do a subject my own kind of justice, it’s very fulfilling when I get it right. I might alter the odd thing in an artistic rendition, but it’ll be subtle, and rare (if ever). The real and natural world is immensely interesting to me already, so I leave imagined alternatives to those more skilled in and appreciative of them. Nature covers a gamut of size, colour, personality and beauty I find should be worthy of anyone’s attention. It’s also constantly changing, largely for the worse, which is why I donate a portion of all my wildlife sales to animal charities, and it's a privilege to do so with Invicta."