I am a Cornish, self taught professional artist, specialising in pencil and pastel portraiture. I love using humble tools – pencil and pastels, and working to capture the personality of the subject through finely detailed drawings. My aim is to encourage people to stop and really look at the beauty in the world that is all around us. As well as exhibiting in my home county of Cornwall, I work to commission and my art hangs in private collections internationally. Teaching art is a great privilege, and through workshops, classes and private tuition I have had the joy of seeing hundreds of people discover their inner artist. I believe that we can all draw, it is just many of us have never been taught how to.