My art career has developed over the years from a series of happy accidents. Without any formal training, I worked for 20 years as a freelance botanical illustrator, preparing pen and ink drawings for botanical textbooks. Then, in 1980, I began to paint seriously. I have always liked the translucency of watercolour, and my love of plants naturally led me to choose these as my favourite subjects.
Since then, I have held over 40 solo exhibitions in England, as well as some in France, Switzerland, and the USA. As a member of the Society of Botanical Artists, I participate in their annual exhibition in London. I have lived in Eynsham for almost 50 years, and have held Artweeks exhibitions here since 1985.
I am very fortunate in having a large garden, where I can indulge my passion for plant collecting, and cultivate many of the plants that I wish to paint - vegetables, ferns, and leaves, as well as flowers. I also enjoy painting local landscapes.
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