My Art

I work in a variety of mediums although they tend to be based around watercolour. I do use pure watercolour at times but am increasingly inclined to take that as a starting point and add whatever I need in the way of pen, pencil, or some of the exciting new mediums that are becoming widely available now, to get the effects I want. There is so much to chose from that, often, it’s difficult to know where to stop! With portrait work I prefer to use either coloured pencils or, my personal choice, plain graphite. I find it easier, with a pencil, to achieve the necessary precision as far as the main features are concerned. Once those are established it’s possible to loosen up the rest of the piece. Inks offer many exciting possibilities and one of my latest ventures is working with them, and a very small amount of paint, on handmade paper.

I sell through various shows and exhibitions and also have my own range of cards. Some years I produce a calendar featuring a selection of my work. I also have magnetic bookmarks made of the majority of my paintings (See cards & calendars page).

For this years events please see Blog page.

I am happy to discuss commissions and I also enjoy giving classes and demonstrations and holding one-day workshops (contact me for more details). Two workshop venues, in particular, have become very popular. It is easy to contact both of these direct for details:
The Butterfly Art Studio at Terling
The RHS Gardens at Hyde Hall