I am an animalier, a Nineteenth Century term for someone who paints animals. With my art I explore the place of nature in the modern world. I am fascinated by the way animals adapt to man’s encroachment on their habitat. The paradox of the urban farm. What inhabits the garden? Most of us have the desire to be close to nature wherever we find ourselves. The world is experiencing a revolution much like the Industrial Revolution of the early Nineteenth Century only this is a technological revolution. In a Twenty First Century that will find eighty percent of the world’s population migrating to cities, we long to hear the sound of trees, the smell of earth, to touch warm fur and look into non-human eyes. My art conjures animal umwelt in a changing world. How does a horse see the world? How do we see the horse in our world? My paintings of nature are a romantic take on photorealism that serves to vindicate Andre Breton’s early Surrealist dictum that “only the marvelous is beautiful”.