My name is Shay and I live & work as a full-time artist in south Devon, England. For my artwork endeavours, I go by Shaymus which is a nickname that has stuck with me for as long as I can remember.
Graduating from university with a BA (Hons) in Illustration, I have since moved on to specialise in creating realistic portraiture artwork of pets, wildlife & people. I’m very honoured and lucky enough to have clients come from many areas of the world including the USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand & more. I am mostly commissioned to draw dogs & cats, occasionally I am commissioned to create artworks of other animals such as birds, horses or other wildlife. No matter the subject, I’m always excited to see what people would like to have commissioned from me next!
Another great love of mine is creating scenery paintings, seascapes and illustrative portraiture. I also have a huge love for creating helpful art tutorials, something I have been doing for many years. If you are interested in learning some of my techniques & methods, please feel free to visit my tutorials page. Finding the time to do everything I want to has proven to be a challenge! I often gain inspiration from reading books & listening to music, living and working within the scenic south Devon & Cornwall landscape is also a great source of creativity for me. You can find all of my latest activity on my social medias as well as on this website if you would like to keep up with my latest artworks. A huge thank you if you do, it is very much appreciated!