"Growing up in a household that included several dogs, a chipmunk, snakes, sparrow-hawks, buzzards, and an owl that lived on the newel post of the stairs, it was probably inevitable that I would develop an interest in natural history.
Although a keen artist from an early age, I didn’t start drawing wildlife until I moved to Canada with my wife and two dogs in 2010. I am entirely self-taught, working almost exclusively in colour pencil.
As a medium it allows me to capture the finest details, the intricacies governed only by the sharpness of the pencil.
According to my wife I fret over every single drawing, this is of course not true!" James Axon