Iris 'Black Swan'

I have been waiting for two years for this to flower and now it has magnificently just when I am really busy! So I had to work quickly and I wanted to work larger than life. Initially (not having been on an Ann Swan composition course) I just drew out part of one flower but later regretted this and wanted to add two more but only have room for one....

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Marlborough Open Studios

For the first time Rowde is included in the Marlborough Open Studios. Three artists are taking part in the village, Caroline Keevil, Jill Myerscough and yours truly. All details for us and other participating artists can be found on My studio and garden will be open on the first three weekends in July and we will be serving refreshments. Contact me on Do visit we would love to see you....

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Several people have asked me recently who the 'cygnets' are and I realised that I blogged a few weeks ago about my trip to Geneva with the cygnets and most of you won't know what I was talking about. When I moved to Wiltshire over 7 years ago I had already been teaching from my studio in Teddington for many years and had a group...

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Caran D'Ache Luminance Coloured Pencils and Blender Pencil

After our fascinating trip to Caran D'Ache in Geneva I was so impressed with the quality of their production that I have decided to retail the pencils on our online shop. We now stock the full range of 76 colours and we are aiming to sell them for £2.50 each. The RRP in the UK is £3.25 which makes them very costly to use and now I have seen the...

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

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