Matt Foy | ArtGallery.co.uk
Growing up in Northumberland where i still live and work today, i was lucky enough to be surrounded by nature, this would include a range of animals that would find their way into our back garden, from lost sheep, local dogs out for their walks, to curious deer and stag. I took a keen interest in these animals and would spend hours watching them out the window, and along with studying my ever growing collection of nature books i began trying to copy these animals with my paints and pencils. The portraits are drawn with pastel or graphite and charcoal, and i try to find a balance between a physical likeness and capturing the character and personality of the animal.
Artworks by Matt Foy