Circle Of Life
This was my first full collection and to my amazement Castle Fine arts saw them and wanted to reprsnt me in their galleries which was completely overwhelming. Ive always found round forms appealing and my art always leans towards a circular for and that is what gave me the idea of the circle of life, as a huge lion king fan the idea of the great circle of life in nature has always resonated with me and I wanted acknowledge that in my art. I really try and give each of my animals their own characters and personalities.
Bubbles has a very special spot in my heart he was the first pice inn this collection and elephants are my most favourite of animals, so intelligent and loving they have always fastinated me. I was lucky enough when I was younger to visit the sheldrick wildlife trust elephant orphanage in Kenya and walk with the baby elephants and bottle feed them, a truly magical experive I will never forget
Penelope is directly inspired by a baby hippo I saw with a family group in Tsavo, Kenya in a river. We heard the group had a small baby but when we went we couldn’t see her then just before we left she came out and sat on the river bank. She was so cute and I fell in love!
Better Together came to me one day whilst at my Dads friends zoo in Broxbourne after they not long bought in a group into their zoo as a breeding program, the way they mate for life I thought was really overwhelming and I felt portraying a couple together in love just had to be done.