Demonstrations

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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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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Latest 'Larger than Life' -Day Lilies

The rich colours of these double Day Lilies in the long border grabbed my attention a few weeks ago and this idea was born. I'm adding a couple of petals from a different variety coming in from the top.  Progress has been slow because this is so large I need two tables to work on and we have been looking after our lovely granddaughter Lily (a joy) and I have...

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Creative Colour Mixing at Nature in Art

I really enjoyed a great week as Artist in Residence at Nature in Art followed by a lively two-days teaching a Creative Colour Mixing Workshop. These are the pictures I worked on during this week. This is my first trial of Strathmore Bristol Vellum 300 series and I really enjoyed working in this paper. Not so happy about the slightly grey tinge to...

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Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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