I have had a long career and have been lucky to work in two different fields.
First and foremost, I am a photographer and portrait artist. Living in Longhope, Gloucestershire, my time is split between taking photographs, drawing animals and people, and my other passion: travel. I love being behind a camera (much more than being in front of it!) and take pictures of people, landscapes, architecture, products and nature. I have been taking photographs for over 40 years and have a huge collection of images taken during my travels across over 50 countries - and counting.
I trained as a graphic designer at a time when everything was done by hand - including lettering - but have very much embraced the digital era and enjoy working with Photoshop - so enhancements are always possible.
I have worked in the travel industry for a long time and, in between photography and drawing commissions, arrange holidays and flights in my capacity as a personal Travel Counsellor.
I have just joined Bark and look forward to a happy partnership.
The portraits have such character and are painted with wonderful attention to detail. Very impressive work!
Unbelievably lifelike - you are amazing Andrea!
The portraits are so accurately detailed, you feel the animals will climb out of the frame!The eyes are especially beautiful.
When you hear "portraits of pets", you may think "kitch", but no way. These are beautiful, capturing the spirit of the subject with love.