I am an artist and photographer based in Lancashire UK. I love to paint, draw and photograph animals of all kinds.
I grew up in an artistic family and have been lucky enough to be surrounded by creativity and inspiration my whole life. My mum is a textile designer, you can find her work here!
I have studied a number of subjects including Art and have a background in Philosophy, Speech and Language Therapy and Disability Studies.
I now work as an artist and illustrator, focusing primarily on animals as a subject.
I also work with a number of charities, providing photography services to help re-home lost and abandoned animals, and donating artwork to raise money.
I am very grateful to the following organisations for providing me with inspiration for my own work and a chance to contribute my time and skills to help animals in need:
Boote Home for Cats is a small charity based in Liverpool run by a very passionate and dedicated team of volunteers. They rescue, care for and re-home hundreds of cats and kittens each year.
I have worked closely with this charity after adopting my own beautiful cats from here. I take photographs of the new arrivals and ensure they look their best on the rehoming website so they can find their new homes.
Here are a small selection of the pictures I’ve taken at the charity!
Cheshire Horse Sanctuary is a small Cheshire-based charity who rescue, care for and re-home abandoned and mistreated horses and ponies. They are run by a small, passionate and close knit group of volunteers who do a wonderful job of providing a safe and loving home for the animals they care for.
Here are some pictures I have taken for the charity!
Redwings is a large well established UK charity that helps horses, ponies and donkeys who have been neglected or abandoned. I remember visiting this wonderful charity as a horse-obsessed little girl and recently donated artwork to raise money for the charity. I hope to remain involved with this wonderful organisation!
I have been lucky enough to own and be around many wonderful animals all my life. My family have always kept pet cats and dogs and reptiles. I also worked with horses for many years at a local riding stable and still have ambitions for owning my own horse one day!
I am currently a mum to three gorgeous cats, all adopted from Boote Home for Cats.
I love hearing about other people’s pets and I value the opportunity to paint and draw other people’s special animal companions as a celebration of their unique spirit and personality 🙂