Hello! My name's Finnley and this is my Shihtzu cross Jack Russell Tovah. I am a freelance artist specialising in Pet Portraiture based in Hastings on the South Coast of England.
I originally studied Fine Art Drawing at the University of the Arts, London before I moved back to Sussex to pursue a creative career, it was then I discovered a love for painting with gouache. My paintings strike a balance between realistic and illustrative, contrasting my highly detailed animal subjects with bold graphic backgrounds.
I have always loved animals so it seemed only natural to combine that with my artwork. Our pets have such a meaningful impact on our lives. They all have such different and definite characters without even needing the power of speech. My aim is to capture their quiet little personalities and that certain spark that makes them special. It's very important to me that my paintings are seen as a unique piece of artwork - not just your regular pet portrait. I am available for commissions as well as producing original artwork and products which I sell on my online shop.
If you would like to find out a little more about me I write a blog where I share my new artwork and chat about my life in Hastings. Expect lots of art, dogs, things to do and more! If you would like to see some more examples of my work find me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.