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This blog shows some recent work that is not on the website and work in progress.

More Sales…..

Paintings Posted on 22 Nov, 2019 08:31

Two of my small paintings off to new homes this week along with the Swiss Meadow painting below following the NDBA exhibition in Leatherhead.



North Downs Botanical Artists Exhibition

Paintings Posted on 11 Nov, 2019 20:21

The lovely poster advertising our exhibition with my yellow and red tulips featured on the far right and a view of the exhibition below.

I was delighted to sell the painting shown above based on wild flowers I drew on a walking holiday in Switzerland entitled ‘Flowers from Swiss Meadows’.
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Sunflower Seed heads

Paintings Posted on 03 Nov, 2019 10:23

These sunflowers were growing abundantly on an allotment. The seed heads are left for the birds to feed on during the winter months. I love the variety of blacks and browns in the dead stalks, leaves and heads which are quite complex to paint.



Squash

Paintings Posted on 13 Oct, 2019 18:42

It’s October and time to paint another squash before they disappear for another year.



Cherries

Paintings Posted on 14 Sep, 2019 13:11

A small painting of cherries for a handmade card destined for my stall at St Johns School Christmas Fair in Leatherhead, Surrey November.



Blue Atlas Cedar

Paintings Posted on 14 Sep, 2019 13:08

This is a small branch of developing cones from a Blue Atlas Cedar found on a walk through the arboretum at Exeter University.



Milk Thistle seed head

Paintings Posted on 30 Aug, 2019 21:11

By mid July the Milk thistle flower has transformed into an impressive seed head.



Milk Thistle

Paintings Posted on 08 Aug, 2019 20:31

This plant is a herb related to the daisy family. An extract from the milk thistle seeds can be used to treat diseases relating to the liver.

These thistles grow several feet tall and the spikes on the sepals surrounding the flower and on the leaves are razor sharp.



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