Latest PaintingAcrylic on Hahnemühle board 248 x 200 mm
I was brought up calling Vanellus vanellus a Lapwing, from their flight, rather than Peewit from their call. They were very common around my uncle's farm, but less so now. Painted on my last piece of Hahnemühle board, shame they stopped making it.
I was born in North Yorkshire, UK, and trained as a land agent, only during professional life to become interested in painting wildlife, this led to studying Scientific Illustration - featured in Images 11 the Best of British Illustration 1986.
After a few years in the advertising and scientific illustration world, I returned to land and heritage management - being involved in large scale award winning conservation and historic house schemes - when I began painting natural subjects.
I also have an MSc in Natural Resource Management, an MSc in Geographical Information Systems and am proud to be a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.