Before I was old enough to walk I was at the races, my mum always used to take me racing and had it on the tv at the weekends, the bright colours of the jockeys silks and the excitement of the horses thundering down towards the finish had me hooked. I started doing Lucky 15s every Saturday and was a regular at my local racecourse Beverley I remember enjoying many days out at Ripon, York, Market Rasen and Wetherby.
From a young age I was always creative and almost all of my creations where equine related; my first racehorse painting was one of Shergar on a white shoebox lid from when I was about 7. I began painting as a hobby when I worked for Patrick Morris in Chester. I got my first commission from a close friend I worked with at the time of her favourite horse at the yard, Roodee Queen. This was followed by a painting of Radiator Rooney for Pat's wife. People began to advise me to look into a career in painting horses and that's how I'm where I am today!
My experience working with racehorses has helped enormously with my art. When you look after them everyday you get to know them inside out. Each horse is different physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They all have their own little behavioural traits and characteristics which make them truly unique, this is something I always try to remember when portraying them!
Painting and drawing racehorses is all I want to do, I love racing, I love horses and I love creating art. I feel so blessed to be able to combine all my interests into one. I'd like to thank everyone who has supported me on my journey so far and I hope you continue to enjoy my work as much as I do creating it!