Coloured Pencil

Trip to Wellesley Botanic Gardens

Just returned from a busy eight day trip to Wellesley College Botanic Gardens. I spent day one assessing five excellent final portfolios from the certificate programmme with Sarah Roche, the programme director. This is a very comprehensive and well organised Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration ( for more information visit their website http://www.wellesley.edu/wcbgfriends ) and here are some of the final year pieces.   ...

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Drawing at Dedham Hall

Another 'fun packed' week on a coloured pencil drawing holiday at Dedham Hall nestled in the lovely Essex countryside near Flatford Mill and Constable country.  A full class of seventeen, so no rest for teacher, a lively, friendly atmosphere and a lot of work produced. Early morning walks, lots of fabulous food (and drink) plus laughter and quizzes! The work produced is of...

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New Originals and Prints

You can view these two new originals which I completed this year on my website and they are also available as limited edition prints.  Do let me know if  you like them.  Getting back to working life size after a year or more concentrating on my 'Larger than Life' series has been a joy.  'Almond-Life Cycle' I really had in mind to get right...

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Botanical art workshop at Dedham Hall

A botanical art workshop set in an idyllic location in the beautiful Essex village of Dedham. A week of sunshine, excellent food, lots of laughter with a really friendly, hardworking group of students. The group included a few complete beginners, some regular hobbyists and several very accomplished botanical artists. This all conspired to produce some excellent coloured pencil work. For the very fit the day started early with long walks across...

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Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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