The selections in the following galleries represent an edit of my recent artwork. Some are educational studies, some are commissions, and some are simply subjects that pleased me to paint. My main focus is on the discipline of working from life – utilising traditional techniques of draughtsmanship and developing a philosophy of seeing whereby the essential selections made by the artist transcend the straightforward copying of nature.
Unless indicated with a red dot, all work is available to buy. Please contact me for further details.
Based near Cirencester in the Cotswolds, I mainly work in oils and charcoal using time honoured techniques.
A keen advocate of the practise of drawing from life (believing it to be crucial in developing the observational skills of the artist), I feel that the interaction between artist and subject is the defining essence in the creation of a piece of art.
Brownhound is the name of my web/graphic design business, which I have now stepped away from in order to concentrate on pursuing a career as a practising fine artist.
Having used the URL and email address for so long (and in honour of Sophie, the studio dog who inspired the name), I decided to stick with it as my point of contact. I'm glad you found me.