Living and working in Africa has given me so much, an emotional connection with the land and a love for wildlife that has undoubtedly impacted and inspired my painting. Africa has taught me the fragility of its wildlife and the importance of the equilibrium of the balance of species. To realise I could use my art for wildlife conservation is not only important, but has become an integral part of my work and a true privilege to raise funds and awareness in this way. As a largely self-taught artist I’m forever evolving and pushing forward, and I’m never more at home than en plein air in the African bush, sketchbook in hand with wildlife in the landscape in front of me. Working freely with swift fluid strokes of pencil and brush, I try to capture the spirit of the subject in the moment with a unique immediacy. Now living in England, I exhibit widely with my work in collections worldwide… and have been a David Shepherd Wildlife artist of the Year finalist for several consecutive years. I have written and contributed to several painting technique books and I tutor on art courses painting tours worldwide.