When painting animals it is important to try and capture their personality and character. I usually work from my own photographs, and I find that if I can capture lively eyes and a good facial expression, the resulting artwork will convey the likeness and spirit of the animal. I want my paintings to be life-like and timeless.
It is always great if I can meet and observe my subject and take my own photographs. If this is not possible I am happy to create artwork from supplied high quality photographs. You can click on an image to view a larger version.