Art for Conservation

As a child, and I confess even as an adult, it is the work of people such as David Attenborough and Jane Goodall that warm my south, and inspire me to believe that there is good in this world, and we are making positive steps towards change. In the face of climate change, globalisation, war…

The Value of Art in Our Troubled World

People have been making art for centuries. We are the only species that creates something purely for aesthetic value. As beautiful as the bower bird’s boudoir may be – its function is purely sexual. And whilst throughout the centuries art has been and continues to be used as currency, trade goods, allegory, decoration, status symbol,…

If it wasn’t for Attenborough, I wouldn’t be an artist…

  If it wasn’t for Attenborough, I wouldn’t be a painter… and I think this same sentiment is true for a lot of wildlife artists, photographers, filmmakers, zoologists, biologists and more. As David Attenborough turns 90, it seems clear that his time for documentary film-making is far from over; I personally cannot wait to see what…

The Conservation Conversation

Through discussing, sharing ideas, sharing inspiration and encouraging others, we can help the plight of threatened species and habitats everywhere. From Borneo’s shrinking cloud forests to wildlife havens torn apart by civil wars and religious conflicts, there are countless issues and countless stories. Which is why I am asking you to join in the Conservation…

Sketchbook Explorations – The Arctic & Antarctic

With the temperature hitting 38 degrees plus, is it any wonder I crave snow? I’ve always been fascinated and enamoured by the polar regions of our world; something about the glimmering ice, the constant change, and of course, the penguins. Now I’m working on some new paintings and watercolours focusing on these beautiful wildernesses. I’ve…

The Art of Looking

I’m used to seeking inspiration for my art from grand, sweeping landscapes and detailed scenes, but with a new series of works in the pipeline, I’m going to change the way I look at things, focusing on the details and analysing anatomy and the senses with a new purpose. Because when we stop to think…