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ICENI BOTANICAL ARTISTS
Autumn 2020 Exhibition
October 2nd – 13th November 2020
In response to public event restrictions, we have taken the opportunity to try something new by presenting our very first online show.
Due to Covid-19, regrettably our exhibition in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral has been postponed.
However, we are delighted to welcome visitors to our replacement online exhibition.
To view the online show please use either the link below or follow the link from the website Autumn Exhibition 2020 page
Distant Echoes Exhibition
Delighted to be taking part in the next Echo Arts Exhibition in Norwich at Anteros Arts
I will be showing new photographic work and sculptural pieces inspired by and with specimens harvested from the beautiful Apothecary Herb Garden
Bury St Edmunds
as part of the
'Echoes at the Guildhall'
during the first week of September.
I am delighted to now be a member of 'Artworks' and will be exhibiting new paintings this year at their 20th anniversay exhibition at the magnificent Blackthorpe Barn in Suffolk
An unusual outdoor art exhibition in the beautiful 'Bedgebury Pinetum' which is now open and is on until the end of 2019.
'The Art of Trees' outdoor art exhibition celebrates the Forestry Commission's ( now Forestry England) National Conifer Collection collection and its globally important conservation work.
The exhibition follows a one mile trail around the Pinetum and showcases the beautiful paintings of the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society
a group of 11 artists, we have spent more than two years working on this project.
Using new and unique artworks from the Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society, the exhibition showcases the beauty and diversity of the Pinetum's trees.
It is a partnership between The friends of Bedgebury and the collections manager Dan Luscombe who commissioned the art work for the trail.
The exhibition also coincides with the anniversary of the passing of the Forestry Act a century ago when the commission was set up on September 1st 1919.
To help celebrate this landmark year the largest ever survey of forest wildlife - the 'Big Forest Find' a part of the 'Year of Green Action' is taking place plus a book which features illustrations from the Florilegium is to be published entitled 'British Forestry' detailing the commissions unique history and work.
Located in the historic market town of Diss on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk, and at the gateway to the Waveney Valley, the Corn Hall is an impressive Grade II listed building which was originally built as a corn exchange.
The Corn Hall is now a thriving arts venue offering a wide range of quality entertainment. The Corn Hall’s popularity with audiences from across the region has resulted in it being shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards People’s Choice Best Venue category for the last three years.
The Corn Hall is run by the Diss Corn Hall Trust which is a charity dedicated to the promotion of the arts
Delighted to be a Guest Artist in this eclectic show of 30 East Anglian Artists.
The show is on until Sunday 30th September, please see the flier below for details
This spring I
have several exciting Exhibition Invitations to share with you plus the Book Launch of a new 'Herbal' I have been involved with.
Florum Art Exhibition
The Illustrated College Herbal
Botanical Art Worldwide
Iceni Botanical Artists Exhibition
Cedric Morris Exhibition
Florum Art Exhibition
Delighted to announce I have a couple of shows coming up this autumn/winter
The Rose and other Stories
22nd November - 28th November
The Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre
'the imaginal rose'
available as a limited edition print
I am delighted to have two of my Rose paintings selected for
Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition
Hard at work finishing my painting for the Bedgebury Florilegium Society Exhibition at the Artichoke Gallery in Ticehurst.
One of the cones collected when a team from Bedgebury embarked on a three week collaborative seed collecting expedition along the whole of the Pacific Northwest of the USA last September.
Their goal was to gather wild seed from some of the tallest, largest and rarest trees on the planet.
for more info about this trip go to
Thrilled to recieve the
Kent Creative Award 2016
Visual Arts Category
All the winners!
taken at the ceremony on 18th May in Faversham
As an award winner I was invited on to the Kent Creative Live Radio show,
a weekly radio programme on Channel Radio about Arts and Culture in Kent.
You can catch up with this and previous shows at
or listen Live every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm
graphite drawing on paper
Lyminge Archaeological Project
3rd - 29th August 2015
There will be four week excavation to tie up loose ends this summer, the dig will be a smaller scale this year, but it should help to answer the remaining research questions.
Site Tours are on Saturdays at 2pm.
Open Day is on Saturday 22nd 10-00am to 4-30pm
Here is a detail from a work in progress inspired by the environmental teams excavation last year,
'the willow shadows'
Bedgebury Pinetum Florilegium Society
Here is an image of one of the drawings of my first specimen from the signature tree list, supplied by the curatorial team
Japanese Plum Yew
I am observing the tree and making drawings throughout the year working towards a final piece for the florilegiums collection.
The Florilegium work in partnersgip with the Friends of Bedgebury, the Forestry Commission and the Dendrologist Dan Luscombe.
The objectives are to represent creatively the rarity and diversity of the tree collection.
This drawing shows the pattern of the river Nailbourne, the blue line, from its beginnings at Lyminge down to the sea.
The concentric circles were inspired by glass trails found on Anglo - Saxon cone beakers and from the extensive glass fragment assemblage and glass grave goods excavated at Lyminge.
There are 43 circles, each one representing one generation, so the drawing reflects on the time between now and the 5th century AD.
The patterns made by the reflected watercourse hint at the intricate designs used in Anglo Saxon metalwork whilst the cross references the later monastic importance of Lyminge.
I have become interested by the glass shards and how these fragments seem to represent the lost narratives of the Anglo Saxons.
Another drawing from this body of work is in the gallery page.
The village of Lyminge in Kent is a very rare and important archaeological site.
1,300years ago, an Anglo-Saxon monastery stood in the village, presided over by a royal abbess. Excavations are now showing that Lyminge was an improtant place before this, with evidence for a long sequence of Anglo-Saxon occupation extending back into the 5th century A.D.
Archaeologists from the University of Reading, along with local volunteers, archaeological societies and university students are working here each summer to uncover this `Anglo-Saxon past.