I am an “Animalier”, a Nineteenth Century term for someone who paints animals. In my art I explore the place of nature in the modern world. 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 living in cities, humans long to be close to nature. My work is a romantic take on photorealism that serves to vindicate Andre Breton’s early Surrealist dictum that “only the marvelous is beautiful”.