Watercolour pencil artist.
Welcome to my world of watercolour pencil drawings. My artwork is hand-drawn using special water soluble pencils. These help to create the vibrancy and motion of a painting guided by the intricate fine lines of a pencil drawing.
Having worked with acrylic paint on canvas, I discovered watercolour pencils at the Pencil Museum, in Cumbria, England a few years ago. Since then I have evolved and defined my artwork style.
My subjects are usually birds and animals, often British wildlife and pets.
Albeit a fundamental subject of this web site, art is one of a selection of notable skills that I have.
I’ve been coding, or programming, since the early to mid-80s, using various languages on various platforms.
Painting with words, I dabble with creative writing, and script writing.
Bringing things to life with a third-dimension, I create 3D models and renders on computer.
Finally, occasionally I get to create a short film or two…
Plus, of course, I also get to do business accounting, sever administrator, product manufacture, social media management, photography, and many other jobs in the scheme of keeping the wheels on this wagon.
As you may have guessed, pine martens are a thing for me.
Unfortunately pine martens have been the victim of habitat destruction and hunting leaving their UK population in tatters. So much so that in England they had been considered extinct.
In Scotland pine marten numbers have been recovering but in England and Wales there is a lot more than needs to be done.
Through programmes of breeding and reintroduction these wonderful animals will once again be able to thrive across the UK.
Studies have shown that pine martens also have a positive impact on the recovery of red squirrel numbers. Pine martens keep the grey squirrels at bay, allowing our native reds to move back in.
I have several social media profiles that you can follow to keep up with me, my art, and my adventures.