Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ness Gardens

Visited Ness Gardens at the weekend. It was a bright and sunny afternoon and I took plenty of photographs. This view is the pine wood, one of my favourite places.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mall Galleries

Was at the Mall Galleries on Tuesday evening for the reception for prize winners in the Caran D'ache contest. Lovely evening meeting the other finalists, judges and other guests.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Watercolour and Gouache
This painting was based on photographs I took last year when it was always raining. It was fun to paint as there is quite a bit of colour to it to make it interesting and painting the tangle of leaves was a challenge.

Monday, July 22, 2013


This painting was based on sketches and photographs I took at Ness Botanic Gardens. I thought the colour of the Iris was most striking. The light in this painting is also quite powerful. I enjoy painting Irises, they have long been one of my favourite flowers.

Friday, June 14, 2013

A sunny day in June at Ness Botanic Gardens. There are always plenty of seats throughout the gardens for people to relax and enjoy the views.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ness Botanic Gardens

This is a photo of an area of the pine woods at Ness Botanic Gardens. The gardens are one of my favourite places to visit.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

RI Exhibition

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Annual Exhibition 2013
5th to 18th April 2013
Open Daily 10am - 5pm
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

I have two paintings in this exhibition.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Society of Botanical Artists

I have four paintings on display and for sale at the Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition. Also this year I have a selection of prints for sale in the shop. I am looking forward to visiting the exhibition, it is always a great day out.

Exhibition runs from 12th to 21st April at Westminster Central Hall, Storey's Gate, London SW1.

Friday, February 1, 2013


The painting is finished. Once I started adding the raindrops I got carried away with it and did not want to stop. It's quite sad when you finish a painting, especially when you have worked on it a long time, you get attached to it. I usually have about four to five paintings on the go so still plenty to keep me busy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Camellia No.4

In this photograph I have started to increase the depth of washes on the leaves trying to be careful to leave lighter areas. The fun part begins with adding the raindrops.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Camellia No.3

Started adding the first washes on the flower head, it is exciting having a bright colour to paint. Still increasing the depth of the background colour and tonal values of the leaves.