Artist and illustrator in natural history, botanical painting, generic landscape, still life. A love of detailed observation of the natural world, vivid colours, textures and decorative effects hopefully all come together in my work.
Stylistic influences medieval paintings, the Pre-Raphaelites and the decorative art movements, so it’s clear I enjoy line, colour and detail. I love the journey through a drawing or painting, from initial brief or idea, to processes, to final result. Having taught my own art classes for ten years, I have recently drawn these to a close to make more time for my creative writing, which dovetails beautifully with my painting.
I work in a wide range of media with a passion for methods and techniques, from watercolour and tonal pencil or pen and ink, to acrylics and mixed media.