I was born in Surrey, England in the late 70's. I now live in North Cornwall. From the moment I could hold a pencil I loved to draw. I enjoy the simplicity of the medium and spend every moment at my drawing board. I try to capture as much detail and realism as possible in my work.

My passion for drawing is rivaled only by my love of animals and wildlife. I spend hours and hours watching, sketching and photographing wildlife, from endangered snow leopards at wildlife parks to foxes and squirrels here in the garden. I also enjoy drawing cornish harbour scenes inspired by my local surroundings.

You can watch me work and see how I create my drawings on the live YOU-TUBE video link (COMING SOON!) and via photographs on the "Watch me Work" page.

My art is available to buy here online. I have originals for sale as well as limited and open edition prints. I also exhibit throughout the year at various wildlife exhibitions and at the David Shepherd Gallery in Guildford. Cornish and coastal originals are available from the Karenza Gallery in Padstow.

Work is also available from www.britishcontemporary.art

For Pet Portraits and Commissions please visit my 'Pet portrait site' at www.julieandpatrhodes.co.uk