Wildlife is the focus of your art. What is it about painting animals that gets your creative juices flowing?
I’m fascinated by the animal kingdom and have been from a young age. I think I’ve inherited this from my mother who would often adopt the waifs and stays found in our garden. This resulted in us living with a fawn in our kitchen for a year! I find animal character, anatomy and diversity far more interesting than human subjects.
Can you sum up your style of painting in two sentences?
I’m known for my broad expressive, brush strokes and use of colour. My style is the opposite of a photograph – I’m not sure why hyperrealism exists in the painting genre!