After obtaining a diploma in Fine Art at Wimbledon Art School, Imogen then studied under Rosie Sanders and at RHS Wisley focusing on botanical drawings. In 2003 Imogen enrolled at Charles Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, learning the importance of drawing and painting from life with natural light using a technique called sight size. Famous traditional artists used this method, her favourite being the incredible painter John Singer Sargent.
After three years intensive training Imogen moved back to the UK where she applied her artistic skills to the world of animals following a commission of a dog portrait which she thoroughly enjoyed. Word spread and she quickly became inundated with requests for commissions predominantly of dogs but also of sheep, cows, horses, cats and a ram! Imogen found herself driving round the country photographing people's pets and whilst travelling to and from commissions Imogen would pop into any farm she'd pass and photograph their farm animals.
"Nothing is more exciting than taking a photo of an animal and knowing it'd be the perfect one to draw from"
Imogen has now developed into one of the UK's leading animal artists focusing on quintessential British farm life and country scenes.
Previous commissions include drawing the 2009, 2011 and this year's Christmas card for the Countryside Alliance. Imogen drew the Irish Wolfhound Conmael, the mascot for The Irish Guards, the portrait of the chairman of Harrogate’s Royal Hall Restoration Trust and has previously exhibited in galleries throughout the country including the Kennel Club Gallery, the Animal Art Fair, Country Life Fair, CLA Game Fair, Burghley, W.H Patterson in Beauchamp Place, and in November 2013 had a successful first solo show in Chelsea.
To see where Imogen is currently exhibiting please click here.