My work requires the careful observation and exploration of the finer details and nothing captures my attention more than the natural world with all its intricacies and beauty.
Having trained in both science and art, it felt like a natural progression to put the two disciplines together and to become a botanical artist and illustrator - in the 1990s I made this leap and haven't looked back.
Being an artist is an ever evolving process, there's always something new to learn. I strive to portray plants accurately in a way that represents their character, sometimes this can be a simple portrait and nothing more is required, at other times it can be a complex arrangement of interaction parts- with every subject there are new challenges.
My chosen mediums are graphite and watercolour on paper and vellum and love to create sketchbook and study pages. My sketchbook work will be published in 2020.