The three illustrations featured on my cards are a part of a series of explorations of a world in a current personal project of mine, something I dream of expanding into an art book later on in the future.
About these cards: I created them as self-promos (to give away) for a fantasy illustrator’s convention, SFAL, or Spectrum Fantastic Art Live. This was my first-ever convention to visit, and my first big step into the art world.
Even though the journey to become an artist is long, but it’s a very rewarding one. I know I have a long way to go yet; but, you can never travel the path you never took – the first step is the most important – everything else will fall into place as you keep on going.
I’m a wildlife artist from Devon, UK that is currently based in the southeast US. My whole life I’ve used art to channel my fascination with nature, and my work as an environmental educator allows me to continue learning about and sharing animals with the world through my pieces. I have a particular focus on marine species and love to portray those that don’t get a whole lot of press, like the more unusual sharks.
I’m primarily a painter but also do illustration and design work – I’ve created logos for non-profit organisations and events as well as designed apparel for fellow ocean nerds. This July I tasked myself with drawing or painting a different shark or ray species for every single day of the month, totaling 31 unique pieces of art in total. All of this art was auctioned off in support of one of my favourite causes: Shark Advocates International, a project of The Ocean Foundation. Celebrating animals through my art is what I really love to do!