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


Uncategorised Posted on 27 Jun, 2020 19:28
This turnip is unusual in that it has grown four roots instead of a single tap root which made it an interesting subject for a vegetable portrait. This specimen would probably never be found in a supermarket amongst the more perfect specimens but arrived in our Riverford farm vegetable box which is an excellent source of veg for painting as well as eating!

Rainbow Carrots

Uncategorised Posted on 31 May, 2020 18:44
Carrots of hope!
These rainbow carrots arrived in the vegetable box from Riverford farms and made a good subject for a topical painting. A botanical version of the rainbows of hope being displayed at the present time.

Colourful Tulips

Uncategorised Posted on 11 May, 2020 14:37
You never know what you will get in a bag of mixed tulip bulbs. These impressive tulips were in the same collection as the yellow tulips I painted previously. Such stunning colours!

Spring Flowers

Uncategorised Posted on 27 Apr, 2020 19:17
A little picture of spring flowers growing in my small garden. Heather, celandines and grape hyacinths


Uncategorised Posted on 27 Apr, 2020 19:13

I was asked to do this poster to display in the shop I work in. We have a collection box for people to donate to NHS charities if they wish to during this difficult time.

Yellow Tulips

Uncategorised Posted on 19 Apr, 2020 20:42

These beautiful pale yellow tulips fade to white as they age. The pink tips on the petals are an interesting feature and fade with the yellow.


Uncategorised Posted on 06 Apr, 2020 20:50
This cyclamen was given to me as a present and made a bright and colourful subject after the winter months.

Stinking Iris (iris foetidissima)

Uncategorised Posted on 26 Mar, 2020 20:28

I was inspired to paint this after seeing them growing at West Dean College near Chichester where I attended an art course in January. It flowers from May to July and is so called because the leaves give off an unpleasant smell if they are bruised or crushed. Found in woods or hedgerows the bright colours of the seed heads and leaves make it an attractive subject.

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