Hi! My name is Mike
I am an artist based in Cairns Australia.
My love for animals stems from my childhood growing up in South Africa, where many family holidays were spent in the Kruger National Park spotting the wild animals on the great African plains.
As my passion for wildlife grew so did my desire to capture the moment with photography and sketches. I then began to sketch my pets, loving how each and every one of them had a completely different personality that could be captured on paper. I then had a few requests from friends to draw their pets and the demand grew from there.
Pets become part of the family; a pet portrait is a perfect way to cherish a memory of a much-loved pet.
I find they are more personal than a photograph. They also make an ideal gift too.