Hi, my name is Tracey Pinnington. I’m a pet and wildlife artist mostly working in coloured pencil. I would say that I’m a self taught artist, having drawn or painted most of my life but I have had some tuition along the way. I spent four years studying Visual Communication Design and Graphics and it was during an illustration lesson that I was introduced to artist quality coloured pencils and the photorealistic style of drawing, this got me hooked! I love the precise control you can have with a pencil and the fine detail I am able to achieve in my work. It enables me to capture as much personality and emotion in my portraits as possible which helps create a connection with the viewers.