Humans, animals and their interactions through work and play epitomises my art.
I always carry a small sketchbook and a camera when I travel or when I am out in the field working. I refer to these sketches and photos when in the studio. However, keen observation and being involved with the subject is the most important factor, that way I capture the moment and carry the feelings in my mind. Having studied the nature of these close relationships, I can express the connections and emotions in my paintings.
Horse, man and dog have lived side by side for centuries; the more I paint, the more I see and understand their way of life.
Looking for new themes outside my usual environment has taken me on interesting journeys and to some remote places, always keeping a keen eye to find a particular subject, be it beautiful, curious, amusing or fascinating. Each of these emotions inspire me to draw or paint. Although the cultures and surroundings have unique differences, I find the special relationship between man and beast to be universal.