I am a keen animal lover so most of my art does include animals. I was always to be found sketching or painting animals from a very young age, and after work then marriage, and raising 3 children, then breeding and showing dogs in the UK and Europe plus my animal photography, I got back into art again but this time digitally.
Digital art for me began with photography, my son Steve Pinchbeck (predatron) loved it and introduced me to Renderosity, and in fact joined me 12 years ago (now2016). Gradually I moved into mixed medium, and photo-manipulation and eventually digital fine-art. I use Adobe PS CS4 extended, I also use Corel Painter 11 and Wacom Intuos 3 tablet within these soft-wares.
I love realistic art and strive to achieve this when painting. Sometimes I use photos of animals in my work, painting their outer extremities for realistic fur, and manipulate to merge into whatever scene I am creating. Or I use them as reference for my animal paintings. Many photos are of cats and especially of dogs, being as I once showed and judged dogs at Championship shows in UK and Europe, I often visited zoos too for the wild animal photography, but also have a few cat and dog breeder friends who allow me to photograph their treasured animals.
I do take commissions for pet art, but only work from high quality photos. Message me here if you are interested, and I will get back to you.
To finish - I do love it here and have made friends with some wonderful people and amazing artists.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my gallery, I do so appreciate it.
STOP PRESS January 2016 - I am opening up my Renderosity store again very soon, I'M BACK! :D xx