For as long as Hayley can remember she has loved making things with her hands. As a child she had a natural gift for creativity and art. Hayley's grandmother was also artistic and with her creative guidance and nurturing taught Hayley early on, often sketching together.
Hayley received no formal artistic training, rather most of the skills and techniques she uses in her stunning pencil drawings is self-taught - through the voracious reading of books and through practice, trial and error. She uses Prismacolor pencils primarily along with Faber Castell Polychromos and builds layer upon layer to achieve realistic depth in her drawings.
It is the vibrant colours and detail in nature that inspire her choice of subject.
Although Hayley has suffered from depression for many years and finds it hard to motivate herself creatively sometimes, drawing does help to occupy her mind. Even though ever critical of her own work, once the pencil touches the paper her focus is entirely on the drawing, and seeing the finished result is a great boost for her confidence.
Hayley has turned her hand at not only original pencil drawings but also capturing a perfect replica of people's pets. She loves to see the joy on their faces as she brings their pets to life on paper.
We hope you enjoy admiring Hayley's products as much as she enjoys creating them.