Welcome to my website, and to my collection of paintings inspired by my love of animals and the natural world. I am a professional artist living in rural Devon on the high ground between the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks. Many of my paintings feature otters which are now well established in this area, and our cottage overlooks a magical wooded valley with a meandering brook where they can sometimes be seen. Whether or not you are familiar with the many unspoilt places of the region my otter paintings will bring you up close to the reclusive world of these beautiful creatures. My paintings also feature the livestock of the pastoral and moorland areas of North Devon, as well as cats, dogs and most things with fur or feathers.
A selection of my original paintings is currently available through a number of galleries in the UK, and my work is displayed at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art's annual exhibitions. For the last two years my work has won a David Cook award for outstanding drawing ability. I am also pleased to say that my pastel of two otters, "Water Babies", won a wildlife category prize at this year's Association of Animal Artists' exhibition.
*** Private Tuition *** - if you are interested in one to one private tuition at my home studio here in rural North Devon you will find details on my Tuition page.
My e-workshops are now available in the USA and Canada - if you would like to take advantage of current exchange rates you will find details on my E-mail Tuition page.
New originals can be found on my Gallery page.
"I attach a photo of your lovely otter prints, framed and on the wall in the dining area of the larger holiday let. There have been lots of comments from guests about them, and indeed a number of the holiday guests have been lucky enough to see the otter in the river outside" - Rachel Hucker, Frome
My range of open and limited edition prints is being gradually expanded as time - and inspiration - permit. My latest additions include "Something Stirred" featuring the rare Scottish wildcat of which it is thought that only around 35 true examples are left in the wild. To help the wildcats I will be donating 33% of the proceeds of the sale of this print to Wildcat Haven, a conservation project dedicated to providing a safe haven for the wildcats in the West Highlands of Scotland. I also have prints available of otters, cows, cats and dogs. Full details can be found on my Prints page. My thanks to Rachel Hucker for sending me a photo of two of my otter prints which have pride of place in one of her holiday lets in Frome, Somerset. If anyone would like to spend some time in a holiday cottage in this beautiful part of the country Rachel can be contacted via http://www.english-country-cottages.co.uk/cottages/jeffries-mill-cottages-herons-weir-exy
***Portraits of horses and other animals***
Quality horse portraits and bespoke paintings of other special four legged friends can be commissioned in oil or pastel, to include a photographic session if required. Please refer to my Equine Portraits and Commissions pages for further details.
When time permits I am available for private tuition by appointment, and I can also offer a painting consultancy service by e-mail along with a range of e-workshops. Please have a look at my Tuition and E-mail Tuition pages if you are an artist who would be interested.
I do hope you enjoy your visit to my website.
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