I have been drawing and painting all my life. My formal education is in teaching and I have worked in both teaching and in the financial sector for many years.
In the late 1980's I began to study art seriously and took classes at the Art Students League of New York. Then, in 1989 I moved to London and studied with a number of different art teachers, with my most influential teacher being Michael Chaitow. My appreciation of art was greatly enhanced by visiting world art collections throughout Europe. In France, I studied landscape painting with David Bridges and portrait painting with Margaret Farnington. Other talented artists I've been fortunate to study with over the years are Frederick Franc, Zhaoming Wu and Craig Screbnik.
While still residing in London, I began painting portraits by commission and continued after moving to the Pacific Northwest. I currently live in Vancouver, Washington, working from my home studio and undertake commissions for people in my local area as well as from afar.
I am inspired by individuals working to protect wildlife under threat. Equally those individuals working to promote compassion for farm animals and compassion in our food choices. I practice yoga regularly and consider ahimsa to be at the core of yoga.
Please visit my site on Fine Art America to view more paintings. You can order prints, greeting cards, and other items showing your favorite image.
It is wonderful to create artwork for the sake of beauty. But to be able to create something beautiful for the benefit of wildlife is even better ! The Radley Fine Art Newsletter will keep you up to date on my latest paintings, some of which depict animals with amazing stories. I have donated a number of these paintings to help raise funds to support future rescue work. This Newsletter goes out every three months or so. You are welcome to sign up and of course can unsubscribe at any time.