Please welcome to my collection of wildlife and animal art paintings the lovely Clara the Cheetah with her babies, Dot, Spot and Charlie! Having spent many years as a photo-realistic fine artist I decided that I needed to jazz up some of the artwork and just have some fun. It all started with the Giraffes – Gilly and George, as I had in front of me a ‘straight’ representational painting I had done in the past. The markings on the Giraffes really lend themselves to this way of painting and I never have any idea how any of them will finish up as I never work any preliminary sketches and just wing each one, straight onto the canvas! This makes each work completely spontaneous and I surprise myself each time – keeps the painting urge going!
Each one is a serendiptious exercise, which makes for an interesting and much less structured way of working. This is a different, fun and exciting way of painting for me and the Contemporary Rainbow Range of 6 images can be viewed here on my updated website. Although the colours are random, the eyes are always correct – my trademark!