I am an animal portrait artist based in Horsforth. The main focus of my practice is custom pet portraits, inspired by the desire to celebrate our pets and our special bond with them. A pet portrait is the perfect way to honour a beloved companion, give a very personal gift, or remember an old friend. I drew my own dog Lucas (my muse, mascot, and 85% good boy) for the first time back in 2015 and this has since led to around 150 pet portrait commissions. I work in a realistic style as I have always enjoyed the challenge of recreating subjects true to life on paper, and I aim to capture the unique personality and characteristics of each pet I draw. I have also developed a range of wildlife art prints and cards inspired by animal characters from classic children’s literature; the originals were made for my daughter’s nursery. These are drawn in a realistic style that will appeal to both adults and children and can be mixed and matched to create character sets, habitat sets, or sets of your favourite animals.