One of the great advantages of being a wildlife artist is having the opportunity to travel to some unbelievably fantastic places in order to get the appropriate reference materialfor my work.
During the course of my career, I have visited many countries such as..
India, to study the Tigers of Ranthambhore.
Chitwan National Park in Nepal.
Taman Negara, Rainforest in Malaysia.
Sepilok Orangutan reserve in Borneo.
Masai Mara, Serenghetti, Tsavo east and west, Kenya and Tanzania.
Ethiopia, Festival of life, Arba Minch.
North America, Teton Mountains, Yellowstone.
Central America, Monteverde Cloud forest, Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica.
South America, Peru, Ashaninka Rainforest Indians.
China, Guilin, Yangshao, Mount Hua reserve.
Possibly one of the most memorable was my visit to Rwanda in March 2000 to see the fabulous mountain Gorillas. “The country was still very unsafe after the civil war and genocide,
I was being chaperoned by the wildlife organisation Fauna and Flora International. Travellers wishing to see the Gorillas are escorted by armed guards through the impenetrable jungle. Despite the hardship of the terrain etc, I had a fantastic time and was rewarded with incredible encounters with the Gorillas, (especially the one that nearly took my head off, but that’s another story)