Hayley Jane Smith MA
I am 31 years old living in Oxford, UK. I have always enjoyed art and drawing, particularly of the natural world. I have achieved a Distinction in MA Illustration from the University of Falmouth, grade A in AS-level Fine Art and grade A* in GCSE Art. I have also completed an online short course on natural history illustration with The University of Newcastle, Australia.
I am well equipped with scientific knowledge, as previously I have gained the scientific qualifications of a Certificate of Higher Education in Zoology at The University of Bristol, grade A in A-level Biology and Chemistry, and grade A* in GCSE Science. I also have a Distinction level Diploma in Ornithology.
I work hard to bring the natural world to life in my own unique style — using mainly traditional illustration techniques which I also apply to digital (Procreate on Ipad Pro). I use graphite and coloured Pencil but also experiment with watercolours. I have a very strong eye for detail and can become very engrossed in my work due to my Aspergers Syndrome (Autistic Spectrum Disorder).
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