Although I have always enjoyed painting and drawing, it has only been in recent years that I have become interested in botanical art.
I enrolled on the SBA distance learning diploma course in October 2014; and at the end of 2017 I gained my Diploma with credit. That was a lot of hard work, but also very fulfilling.
Since then I have begun to develop my own style of botanical work – not to paint the perfect bloom necessarily, but to try to capture the beauty and colour of nature’s natural ageing processes. The flower that has faded, the bloom that has lost its petals, the leaf that is withered and crisp. All these evoke such emotion and I love attempting to capture that.
Each painting has a name which tries to capture the feeling behind my work
I have personally enjoyed the inspiration and skills provided by visiting tutors at GSBI workshops and exhibited at their annual exhibition.
Bishops Norton, Gloucestershire.
Peony Flower Head
"Ready to fly"
Sycamore Seed Heads
Tree Peony Seed Heads