What could you want to know about me? I’ve been painting cows for over 15 years. My studio is always full of ideas for titles, cow puns, composition and techniques scribbled on bits of paper and things like receipts. I’m always looking for inspiration. Lots come from my children, like my first solo venture on this site, the Emoogency Services collection.
I had a fantastic art teacher at school and his training set me up for life, with a stopover at St Martins College – the University of the Arts in London. I actually started out doing signwriting and murals for pubs and businesses all over the country.
The cows? I did a caricature of a friendly smiley cow on Sam’s wall when we were preparing his nursery. Everyone loved it and I painted more (and more). Now look what’s happened!
People often want to know the what and how. I mostly paint in oils but I like to incorporate things like glass gems and real hay into my work. This can involve having to apologise to the printers when they see my originals. There are times when I really need to work in solitude but my Jack Russell terrier Cinders is a good studio companion and always seems interested in what I’m doing. I hope you enjoy my work as much as she does.