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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.