“We all know that Art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth.” Pablo Picasso
Hi :-D! And welcome to this page, where you can browse through some of my animal portraits and general randomness. I paint because I love it – and love animals. I am fascinated by animal communication and language, as well as nature and the world’s ecosystems.
Since so many species are in need of conservation, I feel they should be highlighted through art of all kinds from photography and filming to painting to bring their beauty to people’s attention. Like David Attenborough said: “I actually think the best way of taking the message to the people is by showing them the pleasure, not necessarily by saying every time, ‘You’ve got to do something about it,’ but by saying, ‘Look, isn’t this lovely?’ and the other bit follows.”
To learn more about animals, I studied Zoology, and wrote my thesis about animal language and communication. But learning doesn’t end and there is always more to find out about it!
I have always loved to paint, but have set up Pet Portraits to satisfy my own wish to paint animals.
I believe art is what links all people and is a thing we all have in common; both painting, craft music and literature. So for this reason part of my aims are to promote and encourage art as a means of campaigning for the homeless and vulnerable adults and I have volunteered and helped fundraising efforts for a charity called the Pilion Trust who carry out outreach, counseling and mentoring work for vulnerable people of all ages with complex needs, and for World Homeless Action Day.
So, to anyone who would like a personal portrait of their loved pet or of any animal of choice, I am more than delighted to take commissions any time. And if not, I hope you have fun looking, and share my enjoyment of animal character, feeling and expression.
Feel free to browse the site for details and thanks for visiting :-D!
If you like the work, and would like to show support, you can join my group on Facebook 🙂