About the Artist

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I am a 29-year-old watercolour artist and photographer living in the beautiful city of York, in the UK.

I currently own four pet rats, but my real love is dogs. I have been drawing animals for many years, and my dog cartoons are familiar to thousands of people across the world through my internationally popular genetics website (http://www.doggenetics.co.uk). In January 2016 I started offering commissions to the public, and at the start of 2017 I left my day job in an office to concentrate on my art. So far, I haven't looked back!

My work includes both portraits and cartoons, and I have done a wide variety of commissions, from logos and business cards to designs for plates, collars, and t-shirts. I work mostly in watercolour and acrylic ink, sometimes with gouache and other media.

I also enjoy photography, mostly as a hobby but I do sometimes offer prints for sale. I prefer to work in black and white, and my subjects are mostly wildlife and landscapes.

One of my other passions is vintage photographs, particularly those involving animals. I have a large collection of vintage dog photos, which I share regularly on my popular Facebook page Vintage Dog-A-Day.

Jess in Bern, Switzerland (2016)