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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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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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Ann and Ollie in the greenhouse
Me and Ollie in the greenhouse

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