artist drawing with pastel cavapoo dog pet portrait with nature background

About

I recall telling my parents at a tender young age that I would one day be veterinarian who drew her patients. A diabetic pet guinea-pig quickly put an end to any desire to become a vet, but I held on to my passion to be an artist (and my love for animals).

 

I began taking commissions at 15 years old. Some of the earliest were pencil portraits of animals and humans, but my creativity knew no bounds. Over the years I dabbled in everything from comics to wedding photography to pyrography. After I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2014 with a degree in Illustration I stopped creating for some time when I struggled to find the direction I felt most excited about.

In the summer of 2019 my husband and I relocated to Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales and decided it was time to take the next step in our family. We brought home a cavapoo puppy called Hazelnut. After a few months of training and poo bags and cuddles it dawned on me what I would truly love to do. No matter the medium, I have always been fascinated by faces and depicting them. Ever since that revelation I have been working tirelessly to hone my craft as a pastel portrait artist.

artist with portrait posing for photo
artist with portrait posing for photo
artist with portrait posing for photo
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