I trained as an illustrator at the London College of Printing, followed by a career as a commercial artist in industry.
I subsequently became interested in watercolour painting, particularly of flowers, sometimes as purely botanical studies, but more frequently as less literal interpretations.
I now often employ a variety of mixed media in my paintings including collage and gold leaf, and also enjoy painting other subjects, such as animals and birds.
I am a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and the (now sadly ended) Society of Floral Painters. Until very recently I exhibited every year at the Chelsea Flower Show, and taught at RHS Wisley and other adult education venues.
I am now embarking on a wider creative adventure in other mediums and materials, and hope to tell you about it in my blog.
The greetings cards are still the biggest part of my working life, and I’m looking forward to exploring many more subjects and ways of expressing things that people want to say when they send a card. I still love to exhibit, so that’s still part of my life, despite giving up the big events like Chelsea Flower Show. All the more reason to get the website going!
Main stockists for cards are: the Royal Horticultural Society, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, National Association of Flower Arrangers, Hampshire Libraries and a few selected visitor venues, gift shops and galleries in the South of England. Most have a good selection of the range. Abroad, you may find the cards in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.
I welcome trade enquiries, please go to the “Contact me” page on the menu.
Limited Edition Prints are now only available directly from me, or occasionally at exhibitions.