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'When in doubt get still and look, really look..'
I am a fine art figurative artist living in Cheshire, England. I initially pursued my love of drawing in my spare time and being a huge cricket fan I was naturally drawn to my favourite sport. I love attempting to capture the twisted body movement of cricketers, particularly the unnatural and unusual positions they get themselves in. I sold my first professional drawing in May 2014, since then the demand for my cricket and sports drawings have increased dramatically, becoming collectables. I am now able to work full time as a professional artist working from my home studio.
I draw portraits and figures that focus on expression through body language. I strive to bring to life the vitality and excitement of 'the moment' into all my drawings. Sport and activity feature strongly in my work as they provide the best instances of natural body language and expression. My drawings capture the feelings of the moment as seen with all the life in it.
When it's not the cricket season I focus on my other passions, wildlife and nature, traipsing around the Cheshire countryside with my spaniel Charlie collecting and photographing botanical studies and wildlife. I particularly enjoy pieces that have intricate fine details, strong expression or complicated twisted shapes.
I draw freehand, working in charcoal, graphite and pastel all of which work well to capture movement and life. I create an impressionistic likeness using a painterly style, building up the shadows with charcoal or pastel as if painting. I have a fine art giclee printer in order to produce my own limited edition prints. "I have a humble respect for fine art and all their properties. I work diligently and carefully with a high regard and affection for all my subjects"
I am a member of the Chester Grosvenor Art Society
I am a member of Altrincham Art Society
Works are sold either directly from myself or from my two representative galleries:
Two Doors Studio, Alsager, Cheshire
Holmes Gifts & Interiors, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
Check out my blog to keep up to date with my work.
My drawing of 'Bertie' was featured in an article on expression in February's edition of the Leisure Painter magazine
One of my drawings recently featured on the front cover of 'Sport Liberated' - a wonderful on-line magazine for women in sports
My Mitchell Johnson drawing was featured in 'All Out Cricket' as part of a piece they were running for art in cricket.
I take immense pride in the work I complete, always striving for high standards in fine art. If you have anything you would like to discuss about any of the pieces or feel free to contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Original art is priceless!" (Paulette)